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Kris July 13th, 2013 12:23pm

Is loving your parents a product of having Stockholm Syndrome? (Wikipedia explanation: a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors)

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Kris Humidity Central
07/13/13 5:35 am

This is the only logical conclusion I'm currently coming to :D

07/13/13 5:40 am

That made me lol. :-) I guess if you had really bad parents and you still love them...

kermie gaytopia
07/13/13 9:06 am

Heh, interesting theory. I could definitely see that for some people I know. I don't get it. My parents were not great so as an adult I choose to have little to do with them. But I know a lot of people with crappy parents who feel obligated.

Carabella State of Bliss
07/13/13 7:51 am

Kris, even though my father was an abusive alcoholic, he was more loving than my emotionally distant mother. You can either choose to be like your parents when you grow up or someone better. I think you'll choose the latter.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
07/13/13 7:52 am

Kris, I think that's a good explanation for your loving your family. Why haven't we google-y chatted recently? Is it because I'm annoying as hell during the summer? Is it? Is it? Is it?

Kris Humidity Central
07/13/13 4:05 pm

Is it? No :P

I just haven't properly been on the comp

Marley17 or is it just me...
07/13/13 6:29 am

It's the same when you get a puppy, they get Stockholm syndrome and eventually love you...

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/13/13 5:34 am

It depends on how your parents treat you I guess

07/13/13 9:31 am

I also have crappy parents and for many reasons I do not feel any obligation.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/13/13 7:00 am

There's a bond long before Stockholm Syndrome could develop, but yes, I can see how some elements are similar.

Homgrwn Lost
07/14/13 11:40 am

Don't think so cause I can't stand being in the same room with my lying mother and I haven't talked to her in almost six years!!!

babyboomer1 The flatulance express
07/13/13 11:38 am

Really now? Are your parents holding you captive? Really now?

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
07/13/13 6:27 am

I think it could be under the right conditions, but I think any syndrome is a very small percent of the population.

lmurder MDK
07/13/13 9:51 am

My parents didn't steal me from another women's vagina...

comppete Las Vegas
07/13/13 1:29 pm

You don't have to love your parents if they don't deserve your admiration. But, if you like your life even a little, you are here because of them. So, you should appreciate that fact.

07/13/13 12:55 pm

I love my parents despite the bad things they did during my childhood, yes. But that's because I try to see them as people and be understanding. They weren't all that bad.