Toxic family rules live at the center of a dysfunctional family system and are designed to keep secrets hidden, enable abuse, keep children in line and avoid responsibility while also preventing safety, growth and connection. Toxic family dynamics can have far-reaching impact on our lives as adults. Children of toxic parents are emotionally starved. The family dynamic functions around the needs, wants, desires, and chaos of the parent. Children are viewed as objects, things to be controlled, used and manipulated. There is no amount of storytelling we can do that will be more powerful than the societal standard held to never separate from family. We live with a grief not accepted or understood by society.
Parody of Our Lips Are Sealed by Jane Wiedlin, and Terry Hall used for entertainment purposes only.