Im spending the long weekend with my parents. Yesterday during the 4th party my parents host every year, I was witness to a very uncomfortable situation with friends of our. The adult daughter (around my age) and her parents, apparently do not get along, which is something my mom did not know or else she probably wouldn't have invited them both. It made for an awkward situation being around them.
I started thinking about how lucky my sisters and I are that we have really good relationships with our parents.
Do you have a good relationship with your parents?
No. My father and I have no relationship whatsoever. Its been that way my whole life. He was and angry abusive pos. My mom and I just can't get along. Ibe tried mending our relationship, but she just so full of it we never stay friendly for long.
Nope... not with either of them. My dad was never a part of my life growing up. My mom abandoned me for the first half of my childhood. Then when she decided it was convenient for her to be a parent she was pretty abusive. She was almost always drugged out. She chose her friends, lifestyle, and boyfriends over me.
My relationship with my mom is complicated, we get along well on her good days, but she's kind of unstable and on her bad days I can't deal with her. I get along well with my dad but I don't see him as often as I would like, he's at the mercy of his controlling girlfriend. My Mother in law is civil to me, she never wanted my husband to marry me but I got a few bonus points for providing her with a grandson. My father in law likes me but he's pretty self centered and was never much of a father to his kids so he doesn't have much contact with anyone. I've found that the family you choose and the family you make can be more supportive and more precious than the family that you were born to.