So when this person on Reddit came out with their Unpopular Opinion that, if adult children refuse to have anything to do with their parents, it’s because the parents were terrible. Dear Parents Whose Adult Children Don’t Talk To Them – It’s Always Your Fault. I have friends who don’t talk to their parents because the strictness was so suffocating, and friends who don’t talk to their parents because they were lazy bums who never took an interest in their child’s life. Living through a lifetime of people telling you it’s your fault, it’s hard to deprogram yourself that it isn’t the case. So even when every person has told them see a therapist, when they finally do they don’t take it seriously and they don’t approach it with an open mind.