Our parents can really be difficult sometimes. But sometimes they cross the line from difficult into "bad person."
Now we have to understand our parents are human, and they're flawed, blah blah blah. But there are times that they really only put themselves first, and those times can really be damaging to our psyches as children.
It's okay to have weird feelings about your parents. They have to earn your respect, just like any other human on earth.
It's always in the back of our mind, or maybe the forefront. You know you've watched "Deep Impact and Armageddon" and thought.... that crap could happen, and of course we cast ourselves as Bruce Willis or Ben Affleck or Morgan Freeman. We're always left with the thought of how possible is an Apocalypse. Especially in this day and age of climate change and pollution. Every second feels like we're just another step closer.
These hit home for a lot of people. Unfortunately, the way we feel about our body affects how we interact with others. With too much focus on the physical in society, intimacy can be a challenge. Especially when we feel like we are always hiding a part of ourselves, literally.
The good news is as isolated as we might feel sometimes, no one is alone in our imperfections. We often exaggerate these 'secrets' in our minds and blow them way out of proportion. It turns out that most of the time, these embarrassing secrets don't matter to the people who care about you, and if they do, then these people shouldn't matter.