wylo makes an excellent point. Isn't it all about intention? In our society, FAMILY has become the priority, even when that family causes massive pain to those in it.
In some cultures, family members who cause pain and suffering, emotional or physical, are ostracized and only allowed back if and when they get their act together. It's almost like tough love in the right direction.
'Honor thy father and mother' is a biblical commandment and has brain washed many in western culture to often put up with sheer stupidity and madness from their parents. Just because two people had a role in the hay and spit you out doesn't mean you have to put up with one second of their bs in this short life.
Setting limits with firm but fair consequences is one thing but physical and emotional abuse is another.
Whew, that was a real tangent, sorry but it had to come out