As a 30-year old I feel a bit ridiculous sharing this, but does anyone else of a similar age find their parents challenging to deal with? I love mine very much, and I’m thankful for their kindness in my life, but it’s like they have no clue what difficulties people my age face. They think I’m being cheap if I don’t do things as fancy as they can, and seem not to understand that I can’t easily save a significant chunk of money every month. For the record, I’m not trying to do a millennial - boomer complaint. I live on my own, am financially independent, and work a full-time job. I’m content and proud of what I do have for myself; rent a comfortable place, perform well at my job, healthy friendships & hobbies. I love them and want to stay in a good relationship, but I’m tired of being judged for not having significant finances to throw at life, and meeting their idea of what success should be (my own home, marriage, further education, etc.). Do they not remember being 30 at all?! I don’t want to avoid seeing them when I can, but it’s getting harder to stay happy when in their company.