Detachment helps when letting go is a struggle. Stepping back and focusing on yourself is sometimes the kindest thing you can do. Loving yourself is part of 12 step recovery. Click the image to learn (Step Back)
"Unconditional love doesn't mean you have to unconditionally accept bad behaviors." Don't let loved ones treat you badly and that means parents, siblings, offspring, extended family and long term friends.
Put your own oxygen masks on first. We can guve and help othrrs only from our overflow and reserve of good energy. We must help ourselves first and then give to others. VALUE YOURSELVES EVEN IF IT MEANS HARD WORK!
To forgive and forget means you are enabling someone you shouldn't. Narcissists thrive on people who continue to turn the other cheek. Then they tear apart a child's life and marry the fool who allowed them to be abusive.