October 16, 2017
Birditt comments on parent/child relationship in an article on Starts at 60
In an article, How modern families can stay connected, about the changing relationships between parents and their adult children, Kira Birditt says that, “'The parent/child relationship is one of the longest lasting social ties human beings establish. This tie is often highly positive and supportive but it also commonly includes feelings of irritation, tension and ambivalence. Relationship problems, like basic personality differences and parents providing unsolicited advice tend to cause more problems.” She goes on to say that some of the conflicts between parents and adult children are long-term and inescapable, while others can be worked through, if the effort is made.