As I sort through all sorts of cringe parenting texts, I start to see some patterns emerge. It’s wild how many times I’ve seen texts from different parents that all basically say the same thing. They’re always sidestepping their past behavior and blaming their kid for distancing themselves from them. They are willing to insult and criticize their kid without looking inward.
Listen, I get it. I can’t imagine it’s easy for your flesh and blood not to want to be around you. It’s hard to see someone you’ve put years into caring for, only for them to reject you once they become an adult. In some instances, adult children could stand to be nicer to their aging parents. At the same time, nothing will change a parent-child relationship if the parent is wholly unwilling to accept that they could be at fault. If you need some examples of this phenomenon, scroll down for plenty.