There’s another kind of pinched nerve that adult children suffer when they grow up in dysfunctional environments. I know in my heart that my own daughter grew up in such an environment, and because I failed to do something about it until she was 15, it is my fault that we are estranged. I've never talked about it on this blog, but it's time I did.
I personally would like a do-over, starting with my choice of a mate. My mother warned me. You’re too young to marry, she told me when I was 20. You’re not a good match, she said. And when I rebelled and married anyway, she said, ‘Okay, you’ve made your bed. Now lie in it.”