People Explain What Made Them Cut Off All Contact With Their Parents

Few people are happy about being estranged from their parents. Unfortunately, for reasons ranging from bad parenting to some very serious other issues, plenty of people have stories to tell about cutting ties with their parents. In this list, Redditors share stories about their parents – some of whom qualify as the worst of 2017. It wasn't easy for many of these people to cut off contact with their parents, but in most cases, they're better off for it. 

If you have a great, functional relationship with your mom and dad, these bad parent stories from Reddit will make you even more thankful for what you have. Read on, but bear in mind that some heartbreaking accounts on this list describe sensitive topics.