We cannot change the parents we had – but there is always an option, in later life, to learn to care for ourselves in new and perhaps better ways. In other words, there are opportunities to learn how to reparent ourselves.
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“All of us were parented. For many of us, it went well. We were loved, our views were respected, our needs were tended to. It helped to make us the more or less sane people we are now.
For others among us, things went really rather badly wrong. Perhaps there was unreliability, anger, humiliation, violence or worse…”
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