I feel like I’ve failed as a son. Need some suggestions.
I am a working individual staying alone in a metro city. Neither my mom/dad boarded a flight nor they visited/stayed at a 5-star hotel. So for them it was a dream considering we belong to middle class. I have been saving money since last few months as I was planning a trip for them where I would fly them to my place and book a 5-star hotel for their entire stay.
A week ago, my mother’s friend was planning to visit another city for some work so she insisted my mom and dad to come with her as she would get some company. Her son (who lives in US) booked a business class ticket for all of them and also he booked 5-star hotel.
During their stay, my mom/dad sent me photos of the hotel, food and the airport which made me feel very bad. It made me feel like I have failed in my life as being their son, I wasn’t the first one. First experience is always memorable. Also, this is not the first time my mother’s friend has paid for these stuff.
This is not the first time though. Few months ago, she took my mom/dad to some expensive hotel to have dinner where the bill was 8-10K. I believe somewhere deep down my mom’s friend thinks I am not capable enough. Yes, I don’t have family wealth through which I can study in US but definitely I am trying my best.
I don’t know how to deal with these kinds of situations. I feel frustrated and low.
If anyone wants to share some suggestions, feel free to do so.