If I have a chance to choose my parents, I will choose another set for sure. It is so hard to be with them. All of my siblings are successful in life, and is now happy with their 2nd marriage and living in another country. I remember the time when my mom insulted the first husbands, yes both of them, in the end my mom was so happy they all separated. Recently, my other sister got married again, and is happy travelling around the world, my parents saw it at FB, and she said, what a flirt/slut, all she remembers is herself and is not giving money here. To be honest, I secretly felt bad, they always give comments like that whenever they see a pic of my sister being happy. And financially, my parents aren't struggling, it is just a tradition or something, to give back to your parents here. My mom always talks trash about the other one specifically, the other sister is in good terms because she gives money monthly, although, my mom as usual talks trash about her too, and wants her to be single (she's 40+btw and has 1 kid who is here with us), if they didn't rebelled way way back (though in a form of getting pregnant just so they could be kick) they'll be stuck here with me. And me? I am 25, Never travelled with a friend even for an overnight, doesn't know what nightlife is all about, or had dinner with friends, they are just waiting for me to get accepted at work so they could get my money.