This is one of the hardest things to do
It’s never an easy decision to stop talking to your own flesh and blood, but it can feel like you just can’t function on a normal, healthy level with certain people in your life. Not all relatives are looking out for your best interests even though you did nothing wrong to deserve their ire and wrath. It may not be entirely their fault if they just don’t have the capacity to reciprocate your love. Still, you just have to cut them off and move on.
Check out these stories from people who bit the bullet and decided it was time to take a step away from their families.
As Far Away As Possible
I didn’t totally cut them off but I moved across the continent and refuse to visit. My mom said that if I wasn’t her child she would want nothing to do with me so I don’t initiate contact with her. I just don’t see the point in maintaining a relationship where you don’t want one. (sikkerhet)
Because a simple text from my father would send me into a full blown anxiety attack. A message from my mother stresses me out, but not as badly. I shouldn’t feel so unsafe from the people who are supposed to have been my biggest safety net, but I DO feel unsafe, and I deserve better than that. (PM_ME_WHOLESOMECORGI)
My mom would just nag so much, and when I told her she has to stop, she gave my email address to her friends so they could nag me for her.
My dad would go nuts if I didn’t contact him for a few days. One time he didn’t hear from me for a couple of weeks and he called my local police department. He lives on a different continent, and this is when international calls were like $5/minute. (sterlingphoenix)