No no. I disagree here. To the world, they see me and my mom and think it’s this super duper tight knit relationship. Talk about living a lie. I love my mother with every ounce of my being, we don’t have ‘that’ kind of relationship. Mom and dad are both at arms length due to the damage they’ve caused. Sadly, they both act as if they’ve done nothing.
I still long for the deep connection with one or both of my parents, but have accepted the history.