My Parents Don’t Know Me Anymore

Maintaining a relationship is hard when you’re the only one trying

J.C. Anne Brown
Human Parts

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A thumbs up emoji and “Good” followed by a smiley face. Those are the responses I received from my mom and dad, respectively, via text yesterday when I inquired about how they were doing and what they’ve been up to. My parents, both in their mid-seventies, are divorced and live by themselves.

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