I know not getting any kind of empathy from family is extremely common and I deal with it from some/most family members. But for as much as it sucks I prefer it to the opposite. Does anyone else have someone who maybe knew or participated in abusive behaviors and now overcompensate out of sheer guilt? I can’t stand it. But it’s a thing and I don’t know what to do about it. It’s extremely uncomfortable and makes *me* feel guilty for making them feel guilty somehow and it’s gotten into a somewhat codependent and weird cycle. And I feel so much guilt, shame, uncertainty, and confusion surrounding the relationship. It’s not so cut and dry like others are and I hate that.