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June 7, 2017
Tough Love: Dealing with a Difficult Parent
Ari Hoffman, Counselor, MA, LPC
Rabbi Mordechai Fleisher, Senior Educator, Denver Community Kollel
While most people have a good, loving relationship with their parents, that is, unfortunately, not always the case. Some parents are difficult people; some are abusive or worse. A child may have a parent who lives an immoral life or has committed criminal actions. These kinds of situations create very difficult circumstances for a child’s relationship with the parent.
Yet the Torah commands us to honor our parents; it is one of the Ten Commandments. There is a second mitzvah to respect one’s parents. This is a very tall order when a parent is less-than-deserving of honor and respect.
How does one deal with and relate to a parent in severe circumstances? Can one move past the trauma and cultivate a real connection? What are the Torah’s expectations of a child in such a situation? Join psychotherapist Ari Hoffman MA, LPC, and Rabbi Mordechai Fleisher, Senior Educator for the Denver Community Kollel, as they explore this emotionally-fraught and sensitive subject.
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