Family & Parents

The trauma of previous generations can deeply impact our psychological and emotional health.
"After three weeks visiting my dad, I was scheduled to fly home. 'I don’t want you to go,' he told me."
"I remember thinking that he went to the doctor more than seemed usual, but when I asked if there was a reason why, he quickly changed the subject."
"I told everyone to leave me alone and actually muted the group to avoid any further discussion."
"I remember being told ‘That’s a grownup decision’ and ‘Give (random extended family member) a hug.’ I hated it.”
"Today I able to take a half day and this weekend I plan on doing nothing. This seems to be a problem."
"I feel that his daughters are forever trying to tear us apart, and that all they ever want is to have their father all to themselves."
"Although my guilt will never completely subside, it has diminished over the past 29 years."
Siblings — some with a huge age difference, others with a tiny one — tell all.