I nearly put this into 'Chat' but then decided it would still be better here. Hope you agree.
What do some of you think to the theory that estrangement can become a family pattern?
In my family, my father became estranged from his father for inheritance/favouritism reasons. My father and my uncle (who was trying and succeeded in inheriting the entirety of my GP's estate) have been estranged for over 30 years now.
My father and I have been estranged for over 20 years. I'm happy with that decision. He was a s**t dad. Mostly absent after my parents divorce.
The rest of my family and I have a very rocky relationship. I remain in contact with my mother, but only have contact with my sibiling now due to my mother's failing health.
My DD is estranged from all of my side of the family, other than me.
So I guess really what I'm asking is, is this a self-fulfilling prophecy? OR is it a trait of insecurely bonded families?
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