You may have had difficult parents growing up, and perhaps they’re not all that great today either. Asking you to reconcile with your parents is like asking you to move a mountain. It just so happens that moving mountains in life is possible. Here are some ideas.
“Wendy, I am struggling right now with my oldest daughter. It is heart breaking for me and I am struggling with being angry. When my daughter IS sweet, I don’t even want to be lovely with her because I am so worn out, hurt and offended by her [earlier behavior]. I know that is not right, but I am struggling to get through it…”