Me, too. My life's journey has led me to re-examine certain things I used to take as gospel truth. The material you've posted and linked is good food for thought.
Thanks much for your kind words based in experience and reality.
God’s best to you and yours this CHRISTmas.
I neglected to include . . .
in my adopted sister’s case . . . 10 years younger . . . folks had more disposable income . . . bought her all kinds of goodies; horse etc.
She was on and off drugs and in and out of jail and prison from age 12. Finally committed suicide by OverDosing illegal drugs at age 40 something.
I don’t think either one of my parents really knew how to bond with anyone but each other. And, their pride, frustrations and anger tended to get in the way of many other relationships.
My sister was super sensitive and brilliant in spite of what the folks thought. She had them wrapped around her finger the first month or 3 of her life. They never overcame that problem or any of the rest of such.
Adequate bonding and follow through would have prevented a 40+ years of pain on the part of all 3 of them.