My father was a terrible parent. My parents were divorced when I was young, and he ran off without paying child support for years. He is now in his late 60s and alone. He calls at least once a week whining about how lonely he is, begging for phone calls, and wondering why no one calls him (we all have our own lives and he is really unpleasant and negative). My partner's parents do the same shit. They ignored her as a child, and she was left alone and scared after school daily until late at night (10pm) from the age of 7 on (both worked 2 jobs but couldn't afford a babysitter for some reason). They also locked her in a closet when she misbehaved. Yet now that they are retired they insist on visiting once a month, and call on an almost daily basis (I won't answer the phone when they call because its so fucking annoying). They want to move to our city once they sell their house. People have a lot of nerve. Seriously, to abuse and ignore your children when they are young, and then expect phone calls and attention when you get old and lonely is selfish and ridiculous.
You reap what you sow
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