If they were users, ingrate takers or abusers.
Just because they are family does not mean you have to put up with them. Also if they were commiting crimes, I would get away from them.
I would have to be totally convinced that is was in their best interest, or for my safety.
When you are shown no respect...when you are just being used...when there is always confontation because you refuse to say bad behavior is right...when there is never any love or concern shown for you
An abusive bi-polar stepdaugher.Her brother and mother enable her. We had to walk away from them all.
wHEN THEY NO LONGER RESPECT YOU, TREAT YOU COURTEOUSLY, AND APPEAR TO BE USING YOU...
THATS TOUGH LOVE.
HOW ELSE WILL THEY LEARN YOUR BOUNDARIES?
if ANY of them took a bite out
of MY cheesecake.
When you practice tough love...when it's more destructive to you personally or materially....when you recognize that they need space and time to grow up and make their own mistakes....when you don't see them as children anymore
I agree with "lost12345."
I would walk away IF my child was a rapist, *********, murderer, theives or gang members.
I would walk away from my children IF they were abusing me in anyway - verbally, emotionally, mentally, physically.
I would NEVER walk away from my grandchildren... they would only be mine to spoil -- not parent or discipline! If my child was doing a poor parenting job, I would just love them and be there for them -- provide them with guidance through my wisdom and experiences. But yeah, NEVER would I disregard my grandchildren for anything.
For me thats a tough one I think I would have to keep some avenue open even if it was staying away and just the odd phone call here and there.My hubby walked away from his abusive parents after his sister suicided and he has gone forward in life in leaps and bounds ever since.