College So Far

From the daughter of a narc mother. Coming to college had been the end goal to everything I did in high school. In junior and senior year, that goal solidified as my GPA and SAT/ACT test scores took shape. The frustration and oppression at home became fuel that drove me to choose an all-AP schedule…

A Backwards Relationship: Parasitic Parents

par·a·site      /ˈperəˌsīt/   noun 1. an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense 2. a person who habitually relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return There are many family dynamics and each family is unique. There are no perfect families and no way to make any family perfect. However, though all families will have some problems, there are some that harbor toxic, nigh-unshakable parasites -- the ones with the most power in the family: the parents.