This quote is from a book called Boundaries, When to Say Yes, When to Say No - by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend - "To continue to open yourself up emotionally to an abusive or addicted person without seeing true change is foolish. Forgive, but guard your heart until you see sustained change."
This gave me more confirmation that separating myself from my father is a good thing. Two of the key words for me were "sustained change." My father has not shown me sustained change. He gives lip service to it. But does not live it. I used to believe him. I don't any more. I guess I am now guarding my heart. Or learning to.
This quote made me feel better. Something I needed to hear. So I figure if I needed to hear it maybe some of you needed to hear it too.
I know I have had boundary issues but as I begin to read this book, I am finding out more and more what those issues are!