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)
This is the only logical conclusion I'm currently coming to :D
That made me lol. :-) I guess if you had really bad parents and you still love them...
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.
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.
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?
Is it? No :P
I just haven't properly been on the comp
It's the same when you get a puppy, they get Stockholm syndrome and eventually love you...
It depends on how your parents treat you I guess
I also have crappy parents and for many reasons I do not feel any obligation.
There's a bond long before Stockholm Syndrome could develop, but yes, I can see how some elements are similar.
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!!!
Really now? Are your parents holding you captive? Really now?
I think it could be under the right conditions, but I think any syndrome is a very small percent of the population.
My parents didn't steal me from another women's vagina...
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.
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.