Me being a guy, I understand that some guys out there are assholes and such, but this is a different story: My family is Russian(I was born in America, first generation Russian-American in my fam) and I've grown up with Jewish/Russian culture. That being said, I've gone on numerous trips back to Moscow to visit relatives and our Datcha(summerhouse) since we have so much of our family history there. One of my cousins has two kids. The husband I've known most of my life too. They divorced around 2-3 years ago after the husband found himself in love with a family friend of theirs. Afterwords, he's living on his own now quite fine, and there isn't much tension between them two(Cousin and her ex husband). Now as for the kids, it's a bit different. One is the oldest, and another is the youngest. I've always been grown on the responsibility of them being my nephews and taking care of them. The oldest one, who is 14 now, has always been a brat and a straight up asshole. I don't know what's with him. Like the smallest things anger him, and just ruin his day. IE- He's big on soccer(or European futbol) and if his team loses, it ruins the day for him and he's a straight up asshole to his family. What really grinds my gears is how my cousin has been a great mother to him, the person with a kind heart, a hard worker, and yet, all of his life, he's still extremely disrespectful to her. At first, many of us thought that it was just a kid thing, that he might just grow out of it, but now, seeing him as a teenager, he's become worse. Recently, my mom got off the phone with her, and how he is now living with his father for the couple of weeks. He returns home to his mother, and in the middle of the day, my cousin asks: "have you missed us sweetheart?" His reply: "No I have never wished to see you, I hate you guys, and I would not be saddened if I didn't see you for another year" I can't even imagine my cousin's reaction and her troublesome feelings. I mean, this is your mother you are talking to! The one who has never done anything bad for you Please GC, tell me, ever experienced this? Why are some people just straight up asses for no reason? Like of the blue?