I was just curious to see the kind of relationship you have with your parents. My mum is always telling me, if I ever want to talk to her about Something (eg, problems), I can, there's no reason to feel that I can't talk to them, because some kids feel they can't. But, really, I don't talk to them all that much about my problems. They aren't particularly good at the whole sympathy, pat-on-the-back-its-alright-it'll-turn-out-fine thing. "Two of my friends are giving up on their friendship and I want to try fix things, get them to talk" "Some things just can't be fixed, leave it be" Oh, that's really what I wanted to hear. I know it's cliche, but I honestly don't think they understand where I'm coming from on many things. Why I'd want to preserve my friendships or whatnot. I have no trouble telling them whether I'll be drinking or not though. They trust me and if I lose that, it'll be hard to get it back. *shrug* How bout you girls?