I can’t imagine having strained relationships with my parents. It’s not that I look down on those who do or anything (unless the kid is too bratty to treat their parents with respect…); I’m sure they have other individuals in their lives who often more than make up for their parents or other guardian figures.
But man, talking with my mom any time of day and having her school me on happiness and life and all that shit…she is the smartest woman alive and deserves everything in the world. She literally had me teary-eyed at work and ruminating all sorts of things. And this is written so poorly it doesn’t do her justice at all - oops.