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[Media Watch] A love letter for my father

19:15 EST 13 Feb 2020 | The Lancet

The relationship that we have with our parents is complex, shapes who we are, and inevitably undergoes changes with time and age. As children, it might be difficult to realise and accept that our parents cannot be the idealised reference figures that we want them to be. But growing up and facing our disappointments, difficult life choices, and responsibilities should help us to appreciate that our parents have been in the same position and have also struggled to know what was right to do. Thus, any opportunity to open a window on the past and learn more about our parents' youth and the path they took to become the people we know could be a way to understand something of ourselves.

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