Can we survive a dysfunctional childhood?

@trinee (514)
Trinidad And Tobago
May 24, 2009 7:08pm CST
Sometimes we listen to many people blame their failure or lack of motivation to succeed in their lives on their parents and their childhood. Can we survive a dysfunctional childhood or are we doomed for failure as a result of it?
1 response
@blue65packer (11834)
• United States
25 May 09
I can from a dysfunctional childhood. I blame my parents for not nurturing when I was growing up. I survive but it has TAKEN ME YEARS TO GET WERE I'M AT WHICH SHOULDN'T HAPPEN IF MY PARENTS RAISED MY RIGHT!!! I HAVE WASTED YEARS GETTING WERE I AM THANKS TO MY PARENTS NOT DIONG A GOOD JOB!! I'd be alot happier sooner and gotten my life together faster if I didn't have the parents I did and growing up on a farm in Hicksville USA! You'd feel the same if you were 47 like me!
@MrPKitty (103)
• United States
25 May 09
I'm 46, yeah how your parents raise you can effect you adversely, but it's time to push all the crap aside and live for yourself you know what I mean? Don't hold onto the anger, it only holds you back. Time to live.
@trinee (514)
• Trinidad And Tobago
10 Jun 09
MrPKitty that is a good point. Your parents can decide for you when you are a child but when you become an adult you have to take responsibility for yourself. You have to work through all pain and hurt and insecurity and allow yourself to grow in a healthy way.