There’s one thing living a dysfunctional life, but whatever our dysfunctional life, we must choose not to leave this world in the same dysfunctional way, by righting a wrong (or a lifetime of wrongs) with our loved ones.
I recently watched a film called The Judge, about a dysfunctional family and although the father and son, played by Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. showed all the dysfunctional family stereotypes, Duvall chose to put things right with his son before he passed, even though their relationship had been acrimonious for years.
However we live, it’s important we square things with family before we pass. Often underneath layers of dysfunctional behaviour, sits the truth of how we feel about each other. It’s important we say what matters, what we really feel and what we should have said, before our lives became entangled in a gulf of dysfunctional behaviour and whilst we still can.
Better still correct things as you go. Sadly, too many families are left with anger and anxiety issues just before their loved one passes and don’t know how to emotionally correct or change things, once they’re gone.