Do parents who fail and disappoint their children deserve forgiveness?

Parents are human; they make mistakes. Some children find it hard to forgive and forget their parents' wrongdoings.

CapeTalk/702’s listeners shared the failures of their parents and how they managed to deal with the disappointment.

There was a time when my mom had to go around the township’s taverns looking for my dad in order to get money for food. And there was a time my dad chased my mom with a knife and I can't get that memory out of my head

Sthembiso, caller from Mabopane,

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My stepfather sent me off to fetch money that his friend borrowed. On my way there something said to me I shouldn’t have gone and I turned back. I saw my sister just standing there… my stepfather raped my sister, he plotted the whole thing.

Norman, caller from the East Rand

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