In a week or so's time, I am scheduled to visit my family. We have not seen each other in about a year. They live 450 miles away, me having gone to Uni aged 18 to get/ run away from the town I was born in. There was more to it than that, Edinburgh was the best place to go for the course I did and was great fun to boot. Anyway.
My parents know full well 2009 hasn't exactly gone to plan, me having come so close to losing everything, or in their eyes 'throwing it all away'. They will want to know what has been going on, naturally. So how much do I say? The difficulty is, I can just about guarantee they will blame themselves, judge, react and generally get upset. One issue was bought to one of their knowledge earlier this year, and they blamed themselves and also intimated revenge against the guilty party. My other parent has been unwell for the last 10 months; so how much to confide in them?
I would welcome anyones experience of confronting their past and their parents directly.