[quote author=Circe link=topic=23343.msg1479961#msg1479961 date=1261085115]
Boo fucking hoo. I am so sick of pop psychology being used as an excuse to not step up where people should. I bet 90% of people in this country could claim they were raised by mentally ill people. Shit, my uncle Rocky is still in the state hospital 35yrs after he tried to kill my aunt Clara. Guess what? All of his kids still visit him. Sometimes doing what is right is not what you want to do, but decent people do it anyway.
I couldn't disagree with you more. My step father's mother was a hoarder and abused him his whole life. She care way more about trash than about him. She allowed him to be beaten by his father. When the state stepped in and declared her house unfit for human occupancy, we did what those people did. We threw out her shit and left her there while she bitched at us. After he died, she tried to steal my inheritance and broke into his storage and sold the record collection he left me on ebay. She's a vile piece of crazy shit. I am a compassionate, decent person, and I don't give a shit that woman is going to die alone. Decent and then making yourself miserable for a person who has done nothing for you are not the same that's masochistic.
Those kids on the shows all say the same things: their parents never showed them the love they showed their obsessions. I see no reason why someone who does nothing to earn love and care from anyone should receive it.