Frustrated with parents man.
Last few months my best friend has gotten in the worst fights with his parents in a long time. Shit like that for him happens a lot more-often than it does for me because. well. I'm blessed with good parents. for all their faults they've been amazing for me.
But with my BFF, he's had yelling matches over potential problems that could've resulted in financial calamities. The problem is, his parents are fucking tunnel-visioned that the problems are because of things that he owns, but it turns out that problem wasn't even linked to the stuff he has.
That shit drove me up the fucking wall with anger. I got so fucking pissed, I was ready to call his parents and bitch them out, but I didn't. I didn't because I didn't want to be "that guy," or ruin my relationship with his parents, even though I barely talk to them nowadays. Shit I don't think I've actually talked to them directly in years. I really want to call out their parenting methods on the whole "respect vs independence" shit they did to him. They bitched him out and want him so badly to be independent, but at what fucking cost? If they want him so badly to be independent, then why be cunts about it?
It's the same fucking line of thinking that shitty old cunts do: They say they want "respect", but in their mind, they want obedience. Those two things are completely fucking different.
At the same time, having to take care of your adult son is hard. I feel like I know a lot but at the same time know so little. I want my best friend to be happy, even though he's lived with depression his entire life. I know his parents want what's best for him, but at the same time they're really controlling, and I feel like they're choking his self agency out.
Keeping things vague for privacy's sake, but I needed to get that out of me. It's so fucking hard seeing my best friend suffer like this. I wish he could be happy all the time, but between his depression and his controlling family, it's so fucking hard.