Public Service Announcement
I think this is one I will repeat periodically as it is SUPER important.
Let’s just stop putting pressure on each other to reach out to family, or a particular family member.
Some people have made a healthy decision to cut off their family or a particular family member. You do not know if that person was toxic or abusive.
Even if you are family too and grew up in the same household. You never know what the other person’s experience was with that family member.
And no one owes you an explanation for why they no longer have contact with family. It can be invasive, disrespectful and even retraumtizing to expect the person to defend themselves, their actions or decisions.