And no matter how much we try to be different from our parents, it’s amazing how we end up behaving just like them.
It’s not just us who are changing, evolving.. but also our parents. It takes years to realise that they didn’t know any better and did not deliberately set out to traumatise us. That they don’t have all the answers, no one does.
A marriage is like a good dish. It requires the right amount of tried and tested techniques, a dash of playfulness and a fistful of innovation. If the mix goes awry you might land up with something else altogether.
In our minds, our parents have always been parents. We can scarcely imagine them as kids, teenagers who floundered and lost their way and crawled their way to adulthood.
The best summers are those of your childhood. But you may not know it then.
As they say, the days are long but life is short. And the days have been filled with a surge of emotions and a realisation that we live in less forgiving times.