My parents are vial abusive, negligent people who raised me in chaos and abject poverty in a filthy home with no food and ill-fitting clothing. When I was a young adult, my mother, a covert narcissist, financially and emotionally abused me until I finally broke away. Now, an adult, I’m helping to raise teenagers. I am in no way abusive or inappropriate around children. I do the exact opposite of what my parents did to me. I’m loving, supportive, provide for their needs and wants, a shoulder to cry on when they need it, the house is always clean and we always have food. They need for nothing. So, I don’t completely agree with the statement as it would apply to everyone abused. Some of us break that cycle. And, if my parents endured any abuse, in my opinion, they could have broken the cycle too and either elected NOT to have kids or taken some action to find help. Again, just an opinion from someone who was abused for decades by her parents and siblings. You can break that cycle. You don’t have to be like them.