Not wanting to talk to parents Reddit

Reddit, I feel totally disconnected from my parents. I can't talk to them "normally"; I'm not close with them; and they don't know the real me. They haven't seen me laugh/smile in years. Please help. from AskReddit

Is it normal to not want to talk to your parents?

It's okay to have problems. It's okay to be you, feeling the things you're feeling, having the thoughts you're having. It's okay to feel lost and wonder what you can do about it. It's okay if you don't want to talk to your parents.

Is it normal to not want to be around your family?

Not everyone feels a close connection to their families. In some cases, people may even feel like they hate their families. Because family relationships are often rooted in both shared experiences and shared proximity, it's little wonder that they can sometimes be fraught.

Why do I find it hard to talk to my parents?

Talking To Parents. Talking to a parent about mental health can be scary for a number of reasons. Many people report being afraid to tell their parents because they do not want to upset them. Sometimes we don't understand where troubling feelings or thoughts are coming from and feel guilty for having them.

Is it OK to not want a relationship with your parents?

The most important thing to remember is that you're allowed to set these boundaries, and there's no need to feel guilty about it. The world is not a better place when we ignore our own needs for the comfort of others — the people who care about you want to know what you need to feel safe.