im processing some stuff today so bear with
(I’m processing some stuff today… so bear with me)
I also grew up in a house where my dad told me I had to earn his respect.
I was never clear why a parent would make their *child* earn their respect…
But. I tried anyway.
Except… how do you do this when earning respect is predicated on perfectly meeting some set of criteria that you are never told and changes without warning?