As you get or got older did one or either of your parents become your friend?....and not so much the "parent" anymore? Growing up my parents were just that, parents. They were NOT my friends. Sometime in my 20's I would say that we became friendly, but not like bosom buddies. That's why I have girl friends. I have always been and will always be a daddy's girl. We learned when I was quite young, to have each others back against my mothers . . . let's call them eccentricities. As for mom we are pretty close but we don't discuss intimate topics.