Me: I just emailed my parents to tell them I don't like their favorite psychology theory. It's basically exactly like when you told your parents you're gay.
Matt: Wow! What made you decide it was the right time to come out to them?!
Me: I just need to be my real self!!
My mom: Sweetie, lots of people experiment with different theories in grad school. I think this is just a phase.
My dad: Em, here, please just read this essay I wrote on psychoanalysis!! It will really help you understand this better. I'm sure that what's really going on is that you're confused about what psychoanalysis really means.
My mom: You know, I think this is really about that you're so deeply psychodynamic that you can't even see it right now. Probably it scares you.
Matt: Just give them time. It's hard for parents when kids don't turn out how they expected.