When does someone step in and make it stop? I used to work in foster care so I've seen children removed for neglect. But is that even the answer?
It blows my mind that anyone could be so selfish, so determined to prove a point, so set in their ways, so eager to make a social statement... that they would turn down opportunities to have a fantastic life for their child. That they would rather be prideful than a good parent.
My mom was proud. And taught me to be proud as well. But she also taught me to be humble and to know my limits. To recognize when I needed help.
I guess there aren't answers. Just questions upon questions upon questions.