when a parent won't apologize to their adult child

Stop waiting for your parent to apologize. Start working on yourself.

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"I can't move on until I get that apology."

I know what you're thinking: my parent will never apologize, and I'll be trapped in this purgatory waiting forever.

You'll ask them for an apology, and they'll say:

  • "I did the best I could."
  • "I was a young mom. I had nothing."
  • "You always had a roof over your head and food on the table."
  • "It's not like I ever put you in danger."

When a parent can't apologize to their adult child, it's not because they're always right. It's because they can't admit when they were wrong. It's time to stop letting this hold you back.

Calling Home: When a parent won't apologize to their adult child

You are an adult now. You can learn how to:

  • create a different type of relationship with your parent
  • lower your expectations
  • set boundaries
  • improve your communication
  • walk away from the relationship completely

Everything You Need To Move Forward Without An Apology

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