No, my parents very much believe that a person should take responsibilty for their actions and choices made. There are a lot of people who have it much worse than you. Feeling sorry for yourself was never received well. I think it's the Irish Catholic in them.
You asked about 'your parents' and 'can you relate' so I answered about my parents and myself not you.
Yep. I don't want to get too much into the details but I was raised by one parent from birth and we've always had a different relationship, I'm the daughter and friend to a father and friend. It works well for us usually, though there are times when I wish he'd just be a parent. But I appreciate our special bond. I don't know what I'm going to do without him someday.
mine are very much like that ....self pitying victims...I am sick of being sad and sorry for them
ewww that's pretty awful...your mother sounds like she has issues
I know for fact my parents do and I remind them everyday why they should.