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Trying To Let Go Of The Past And Deal With Difficult Family Now

I am 24 yrs old and really want to overcome the life I had growing up. I am learning to forgive my parents for being totally useless, but the things that I struggle with the most are learning how to treat them now.

Do I cut them out of my life? Do I act really nice and happy even though I feel they don't deserve it?

They are not mean or abusive towards me they are just stuck in thier ways and have no intent of becoming better people/parents. For a bit of background my mum is a bi polar drug addicted alcoholic that I haven't had a lot to do with since I was 13. And my dad is a relationship addicted and neglectful father that could not handle raising 3 kids on his own so we raised ourselves. Any advice or chat would be much appreciated :)
smariew smariew 22-25, F Jan 29, 2013

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