Last night I went to visit my parents. Dad was in one of his funny moods. I havent burned any bridges with my parents but I visit them less frequently then I use to. Well one thing led to another and I got into some silly argument with my father. He lost his temper and started telling me how I must be mentally retarded. I asked him why. He started going on about how I should be married by now and have kids and how he spent years struggling for his kids and now they have achieved nothing in life for him. He babbled on and on how he did exactly what his parents told him to go back to india and get married before coming back to the UK. I stopped even saying anything as it was like throwing wood on a fire. The fire just burns more fiercely. Whilst he continued to shouting at at me from the top of his voice. He started telling me how people keep asking him why I am not married and settled down yet. I kept my cool just looked at him. After nearly 45 minutes of him going on and on I just decided to leave the house and head back home. I felt hurt my what he had said. He really got to me. Yes I am 44 years old and women came very very late into my life. I am definitely not ready to settle down. Has anyone else had to face this kind of thing from their parents ?