Do you know your parents as people, rather than just as your parents?

Interviewing mine about their lives might be the most healing thing I’ve done.

Young woman’s hand holding her father’s bigger, ageing hand
Photo by Charlie Nicholson

Have you ever considered interviewing your parents about their lives? Adult to adult, face-to-face? Asking about decisions they made, or that were made for them. How they may have felt, for example, about being…