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.
I know for fact my parents do and I remind them everyday why they should.