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Explain why a family would disown a person over divorce?

Her 'duty' is helping Muslim women heal after abuse

I understand religions reason, but really disowning your own child and saying she would be dead if this was another country? How could one do that?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:37 AM on Sep. 25, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Honestly, I can't imagine doing that, so I can't explain or justify it.

    I understand that this is how they believe, but I think it's sad that parents can do this. I can't imagine disowning my kids for any reason. No matter how unhappy their actions or choices might make me, they are still my child, and I still love them.

    Now, if they were doing something destructive, like, say, a drug addiction, then that doesn't mean that I wouldn't use some "tough love" and, for example, not continue to give them money that I know they're going to use for drugs, but I wouldn't disown them.

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 10:54 AM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • It's a religious thing. Sadly, it happens. But more power to a woman who can go against her family and do what she knows is right.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:22 AM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • 40 years ago divorce was a big freaking deal here in the US. 25 yrs ago~ not so much!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:23 AM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • I don't know what you are referring to, can you post a link to the story? : ( sorry.

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 12:40 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • When people are isolated and exposed to only one set of beliefs, intolerance grows easily.

    Answer by NightOwlMama at 3:42 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • Religous ignorance and misogyny. She should be relieved to be rid of that kind of so-called "family"!!!

    Answer by witchqueen at 9:43 PM on Sep. 25, 2009

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