Do I have to be loyal even if they're wrong?
September 8, 2011 11:06 AM Subscribe
Is loyalty expected amongst family members even when they are wrong?
posted by jmmpangaea to Human Relations (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
One of my parents exhibits the same behavior as someone with a paranoid personality disorder
. IANAD, so therefore am not saying they have this, but do exhibit all the same characteristics. As a result, my parent is often on the attack, holding grudges, feeling victimized and constantly slighted. When I'm around this parent, I'm constantly reminded that I should take their side in these faux battles because as their son, I should be loyal. I, however, don't want to validate their maladaptive thinking and behavior.