Blaming Your Parents Hurts You Most

In therapy, to explain why they aren’t successful or happy, some people blame their parents. They believe their parents are responsible for the way they feel and live their lives. Perhaps their parents were emotionally cold or critical, which explains their difficulties in relationships. They may blame their lack of success academically or professionally on the fact that their parents didn’t encourage them. Blaming their parents for their troubles causes them to become stuck in depressed, anxious, or angry feelings and prevents them from thinking about what they can do to make their lives different. Sadly, some of these patients use their lack of success or happiness as revenge against their parents.

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