Adult children are cutting off their parents because they’re too busy to help them.
A new study has found that adult children are increasingly cutting off their parents because they’re too busy to help them. The study, conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, found that adult children are cutting off their parents in order to focus on themselves and their own families. This is due to many factors, including the fact that most adult children live far away from their parents and have other commitments like work and family.
Why do adults cut off their parents?
The study discovered that the majority of people who cut off their parents did so because they were too busy or stressed out with other commitments. Some people felt guilty about cutting off contact with their parents while others were angry about it.
How many people cut off contact with their parents?
“We asked [adults] how often they talked to or saw [their] mother or father in the last month,” researcher Sarah Pressman said. “The percentage of participants who reported no contact with either parent was roughly equal for both mothers (15 percent) and fathers (16 percent).”