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Most people would rank their parents among the most important and closest relationships in their lives. But how many of these relationships are rooted in feelings of guilt for being cared for as children versus a genuine feeling of love and respect?

How many children are held back in life because they feel obliged to remain obedient to an authoritarian parent well into adulthood?

Lisa Pontius, a mother on TikTok, has caused a stir on the platform by asking people to reconsider their relationships with their parents. Even boldly proclaiming that kids "Don't owe their parents" anything.

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