I am currently receiving help with abuse from a mentally ill/emotionally unbalanced parent when I was a child. As I still get verbal abuse in the form of email, telephone calls when she's ill, I felt that I could not continue with my life as an adult also getting ruined. Getting the right help is a lot cheaper than my funeral as I was getting that low. The enormous inconsistencies and neglect are being discussed with boundaries and a coping plan arranged. I feel drained by each session but the counselling is working. If anyone is considering pros and cons of it, it will work.