How To Understand My Parents

How To Understand My Parents?

As our parents have great expectations, hopes and aspirations for us. Although we don’t realize, but we have as many expectations of them as well to act in a model way, be people of integrity and superheros to love us unconditionally no matter what.

The truth is that our parents are as fallible as anyone. They make mistakes, they have weak moments and they have personal needs.

Our parents are humans as any one and product of the following:

  • conditioning
  • upbringing
  • beliefs
  • culture
  • religion
  • environment
  • influence
  • circumstances
  • experiences
  • times
  • country
  • education
  • class

We must realize that they are being the best that they can be unless you were an unwanted child who just showed up unexpectedly. As harsh as it might be to admit, but at times children are neither wanted nor loved or appreciated.

As we must put up with other people’s idiosyncrasies like our friends, spouses, siblings and bosses.

Why are we so quick not to put up with our parents quirks?

It is true that in their own mind they try to control us, manipulate us, emotionally black mail us and coerce us for our own good whatever they think it might be.

As hard as it might be having our parents in our space, we must give them love, compassion and acceptance that they once bestowed upon us. They made sacrifices for us to take care of us may it be time, lack of sleep, making money and getting us to and from school or activities.

Here is a great clip about how to understand my parents and our relationship:

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