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IslamQA: Mentally disowning one’s family

Is it possible for one to mentally disown their family?

I am not sure what you mean exactly by mentally disowning them, but the following article may answer your question: Is it sinful in Islam to not love your parent?

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3 years ago

What I mean by mentally disowning them is to not declare openly to them that I do not want anything to do with them. My parents has emotionally neglect me since childhood and even though they have change a little bit now, the pattern is still there: they do not use communication as a means to solve problems in our home. My father had slept separately from my mother for almost my entire life. I don’t really know what’s the problem, as when I asked him he’s never really open about it and I only know the one-side of the story. I asked my mother what happened, but she refuses to tell me either. Do I have to leave them alone, regardless how I know about the situation? Am I not allowed to interfere into my parent’s problems? As a child, it’s not my intention to be nosy, but it’s my way of being care towards them.

Lately, I have grown sick of thinking about them. Seeing them interacting in a superficial way, depriving from sincerity, trust, and emotional connection. I’m sick of my family situation, even though I know some of the families out there who faced with situations harder than mine. I want to leave home, but I’m not confident enough to go and make a living for myself. I hate to work for a company.

I’m sorry for rambling in your comment section. I don’t know where to go for help in terms of my personal problem.