If you want to take the interview, feel free to copy and paste these questions into an email and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll edit the answers for punctuation and spelling changes, as well as improve the general flow of the interview. After the editing is finished, I’ll post it! Please circle back and correct me if I missed the spirit of what you were trying to say–I can always change a jot or two. The interviews that I publish will be under assumed names, so be sure to tell me what name you’d like to use.
1. What’s your age?
2. Are both of your parents living?
3. What’s their marital status?
4. How many siblings do you have?
5. How often do you see your parents?
6. What are some of the ways you spend time together?
7. On a scale of one to ten, how much do you enjoy their company?
8. Does spending time with them as a unit affect the dynamic of the visit?
9. What are some of the positive aspects of your relationship with them?
10. What are some of the negative aspects of your relationship with them?
11. Which is weightier, the positive or negative?
12. If positive, what are some of the aspects that contributed to a healthy relationship as adults?
13. If negative, what are some of the aspects that contributed to a fractured relationship as adults?
14. What do you appreciate most about their parenting?
15. What do you wish they had done differently?
16. How well do you relate to your siblings?
17. Do you think they share your same reflections on your parents?
18. Can you share a defining moment with your parents?
19. Has anything happened in recent history with them to change how you felt about them as a child?