There Is Too Much Emphasis On ReconciliationThere is just way too much pressure put on people by society in general to reconcile with their estranged family members. Each case is different and reconciliation isn't always the best choice. Often, trying to reconcile with estranged family members means allowing toxic people back into our lives, thus opening ourselves up to yet more hurt. Sometimes, the best thing to simply let them go and move on. If I have one more person insist to me that I should attempt to reconcile with my estranged family members because "it's faaaamily", and because they think I will regret cutting these people out of my life, I think I'm going to scream. I absolutely don't want these estranged people back in my life after the unconscionable way they've treated me. I don't know why people can't just accept that, especially when it has no bearing on them or their lives.
CaliforniaSun 56-60, F 5 Responses 2 May 23, 2012