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I wrote an extensive answer for the question: How should a Buddhist approach honoring parents who abused them? In summary, you are not wrong if you choose to not to have a relationship with them. Love is something earned. Core on-going relationships require the maintenance of on-going wholesome qualities from both sides. In Buddhism, parents have the duty ...


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(I write this without knowing the specific circumstances in your life, so i hope my answer don't come across as too blunt). How honorable it may be to forgive those who hurt us, it is also a matter of allowing it to take time. We can't force a tree to grow, and beating ourselves up for not having a specific desirable emotion such as being forgiving will ...


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