I have never been close with my parents. They're not abusive or anything like that. Yes when I was a kid, I did get the occasional spanking if I misbehaved, but they have always treated me good. The problem is that my mom has a quick temper and she is very VERY stubborn. She is the person who is tearing the whole family apart. She never approves anything I do or say, so talking to her is impossible. My dad on the other hand can only express love by money, but at least I know that he cares about me. Sometimes I wish it was only me and my dad. And I know there are people who have it much harder than me, but I still feel quite envious of the people who can talk to their parents about everything.