I am too old to call it 'child abuse,' and yet they are still my parents, and their bad behavior has not changed. They need a title. This is a huge problem that many of us face. How do we protect ourselves from their cruel lies? How do we keep from running away and not looking back? Because then it will be neglect.
Maybe if the economy was better, maybe if life wasn't so difficult for my little family right now, then the added nastiness from from them wouldn't be so hard to shake off.
How do we protect ourselves?