july 23rd, 2022

a person forms a relationship with someone over the internet. the relationship becomes intensely confusing & stressful,
& the protagonist needs guidance & second opinions on things. the only people they have to turn to are their parents,
but they do not do this because the online relationship is marked by all kinds of insular "internet-variety" social
nuances that have quickly expanded past their parents' possible comprehension, especially with how technology
accelerates their generational gap. eventually they do turn to their parents out of desperation, &, fortunately,
in this case, their ignorance of the nuances does turn out to be what enables them to slice through all the
insular abstraction & get right at the social fundamentals, which substantially helps the protagonist
sort everything out. they thought it only worked out that way in tv shows. the end