Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Attachment Tuesday: Abuse

Reactive Attachment Disorder is so painful.

Being in a relationship with an attachment challenged child is like being in an abusive relationship.

Our daughter:
Is Destructive
Hurts Us on Purpose
Is Extremely Defiant
Insults Us
Is Unable to Give and Receive Love

And yet, as parents we are asked to love the unlovable.

If a friend treated us the way our daughter does, the healthy response would be to end the friendship.  No healthy individually, would select abuse.

Yet, we must go on in the abusive relationship.

We must go on reaching out to get rejected.

We must go on in love.