Some parents (especially here in America) that I've ran into have this sense of entitlement toward their children as if they're property to them just because they're older and gave birth to them. On top of that, they (mostly American parents) think they can get away with occasionally treatintg their kids like crap and get no backlash or degree of consequences for it.
Most Helpful Girl
The way I see it is this: if they feed and clothe you when you're a vulnerable small person making their lives difficult, you owe them. Does that make them superior? Debatable. Does it mean they're entitled to have you do certain things, like respect their opinion? Yes. Does it mean you have no rights whatsoever? No. Do they know things you don't? Almost certainly. But you probably know something they don't, too.
Of course, you will probably have a bit more freedom when you're working and not directly dependent on them for your physical needs. But the fact remains that you owe them and you will continue to owe them for the rest of your life, unless you are fortunate enough to repay their contribution to you in their old age.0
Most Helpful Guy
Yes I have this problem with my mother and stopped talking to her a few days ago. She uses me as an emotional and financial crutch and has kept me stressed out and worried about the problems she creates since I was a young child, not to mention she has put me in physical danger, thrown stuff at me, and I've had to disarm knives from her before. Hell with a mother like mine anyone would have become a master at martial arts really.0
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