I’ve always kept a distance from my over controlling parents.
They usually make a lot of unreasonable request. When they do, I either respond aggressively or blankly ignore them. Sometimes, I turn the topic around and talk about their flaws.
They are controlling, but we are all imperfect. We are too proud to apologise for hurting each other.
We need to forgive, love and respect each other. But most importantly, we need to give each room to grow into the person we want to be.