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  •  But it takes a lot (1+ / 0-)
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    to give up on family of origin.  If Josh wants to stay in connection, he will have to show compassion as well as setting limits.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:48:25 PM PST

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    •  I'm not saying (2+ / 0-)
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      "give up on" as in excommunicate.  I'm saying "give up on" as in stop trying to change who they are, argue with them, or defend yourself.  I'm saying except the realities, adjust your expectations, and find a better place to nest.

      And I have to say, I'm not hearing evidence of a family who will recognize any show of compassion from josh. I find generally that people who can't give compassion don't recognize it when it's given to them.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:51:53 PM PST

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