Do you blame your parents?
Say, “You did this to me!”
I can’t do that to my parents anymore. I did blame them. I blamed them for not getting me help when I locked myself in my room for 5 years after school. I blamed them for making me feel like I could not talk about the sexual harassment in elementary school. I blamed Mom for not caring about me. Then I stopped.
There comes a point in my life that I have to take responsibility and pull up my big girl britches and move on.
Now, my Dad is really into the blame game. Blaming himself for not seeing things. If only he had gotten Mom help. If only he had pushed harder. If only….
Well, the past is the past. There is nothing my father or I can do to change it. I have spent far too much of my life reviewing events in my head that I could do nothing about.
It is time to live for today, time to think about the future and put an end to the blame game.
Don’t you think so?