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04 August 2010 @ 07:40 pm
There is a point in your adult life when you realize that your parents won't always be there. It probably happens earlier for other people. For me, I think it sunk in when I lost my significant other's father, unexpectedly.

I can't remember when I started reading this woman's blog and I am not sure I can explain why I do (I don't have kids, I don't know her, I don't even know her once removed, and she's not famous in any way). But I read it regularly, and she just finished posting a four-part series that made me cry.

What happens when your parents are no longer there even though you need them?
The Metabomber: Housemetabomber on August 6th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
I have nothing to base this upon, but I suspect we do our damndest to think about what they'd say/do/reason in the situation, make a good decision or two using our own experiences and rationale and plow through it.

They (the collective Parental They, though I do look fondly upon your parents as satellite parents of my own, similarly to how I view the Newbolds or the Kupreviches) spent an awful long time trying to pound good ideas and sound logic into our thick heads.

I try to put it to good use on a daily basis. Some days, better than others.