Posted in Parental Alienation & Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Do you have to “pay back” your parents?

This topic came up in another thread, and I have been pondering this. Someone mentioned that it is very western and white to believe that you do not owe your parents anything for raising you. Whereas many other cultures believe you are to help your parents. Do you think this is true or false? I wonder if this falls along cultural lines or if this falls along NPD lines.


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2 thoughts on “Do you have to “pay back” your parents?

  1. This reminds me of conversations my husband and NMIL had (before he went no-contact). She seemed to think that children should take care of their parents in their old age, to the point where it seemed as if that’s why she had children. He tried to explain to her that you shouldn’t have children unless you want to/and are capable of shaping another human being into a well-adjusted, productive member of society.


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