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This or That: Your Parents Are Bored or Too Busy?

You moved a few hours away from your hometown just over two years ago, and while things were shaky at first, you’ve really adjusted to your new life. You’ve made a ton of friends, you have a great job, and you love where you live. The only problem is that things with your parents have been kind of frustrating. You’ve always been a close family, but something seems to have changed since you’ve been out on your own and far away from them. Would it be worse if they . . .

This: Call you incessantly, every day, multiple times a day? Their questions are endless; you want to be able to talk to them, but instead of ever having a good conversation, you just feel completely irritated with them.

Or . . .

That: Never have time to talk to you, and usually forget to call you back? You know they’ve tried to take up new hobbies, but this is just ridiculous. Even when you do get them on the phone they seem distracted and uninterested.


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