You will mess up. Learn how to repair.
Recognizing the effects of your upbringing is not an indictment of your parents.
Many relationships with parents hinge on this: I gave you X, and now you owe me Y.
You're not the only one.
It sets a precedent for how your child will view and manage relationships in the future.
Most people spend their entire lives trying to avoid it.
This realization hurts.
When children become adults too soon.
You can't be your parent's therapist.
If your adult child comes to you with trauma or issues from their childhood, it's essential to approach it from a place of understanding and empathy.
Do we hold adult-child and parent relationships to a different standard?
The different roles members may take on in a dysfunctional family.