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The Awkward Power Dynamics of Being Friends With Your Parents

How to navigate the transition to a relationship of equals

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The other night, I was in the middle of an argument with my boyfriend when my mom called. I picked up, because if I don’t, she’ll keep leaving voicemails until my phone explodes.




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Deanna Pai

Deanna Pai

I’m a writer and editor in New York City. You can find my work in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, New York Magazine, and beyond.

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