Just like that, 10 minutes into his temper tantrum, and his ex-military parents became the BIGGEST and MOST entitled pushovers I've ever encountered.
At times it's difficult to discern sympathy from codependency. A desire to shield those I love from pain is a deep, deep conviction. Anyone I care about I strive to protect from any negativity. I build people up, I'm not made to be able to tear someone down. I've been the mediator more times than [...]