Interesting. Sometimes it’s not an actual parent, but another family member…

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2013/02/abusive_parents_what_do_grown_children_owe_the_mothers_and_fathers_who_made.html?wpsrc=sh_all_mob_tw_top

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“Since Living Alone”

I enjoyed much of this…

“I tend to forget or rather, rarely cash in on—like coupons piling up—the proximity of people. If I wanted, I could walk a few blocks and find a friend, a friend who is likely experiencing coincidental gloom, blahs, and Sunday doom, because if there’s one thing I know to be true about New York friendships: they are intervened time and again by emotional kismet. Stupid, unprecedented quantities of it. We’re all just here, bungling this imitation of life, finding new ways of becoming old friends.”

http://thehairpin.com/2015/01/since-living-alone/