Parental Relationships

Posted: March 1, 2012 in Parental Relationships
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For the month of March, I will be blogging on parental relationships. I thought of this topic because it has come up in several of my own conversations lately. Growing up having such a close relationship with my mother (excluding some of those teen years of course), I assumed everyone shared that type of closeness. I am finding out more and more that isn’t so. A parental relationship is one of the first relationships we develop in life so I don’t know why it’s not discussed more often.

Conversations like “I date all the wrong guys because I had no father around”, “Why does my spouse and his mom have so much to talk about”, or “I haven’t heard from my son in months and I don’t know why” are just some examples of what I’ve been hearing lately. Because I am not a parent myself, I can only speak from the offspring’s point of view but my hope is to make you think about examining your relationship with your parents, children, or both. We need to strengthen our family dynamic, especially in the black home, and stop taking our familial relationships for granted. So let’s do that!

“I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you’ll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn’t.” 
― Mitch Albom

“Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.” 
― Chuck Palahniuk

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