If you’re lucky, they recover. If you’re really lucky, you recover, too.
I would estimate that since I graduated college and experienced all of the other cliché adult milestones, my parents have naturally shifted from the authority figures in my life to their current roles of “life consultant,” “confidant,” and “friend.”
5. A million people cannot replace one not being there.
You are not unique. Sure, I don’t like how this sounds one bit when taken out of context. When I say “you are not unique” I don’t mean you are not special or one of a kind.
The following days and weeks that follow show some people on their New-Years-Eve-Resolution best behavior. By the next month though, not so much.
As you grow and experience adult life, you learn the hard truth about things…about people.