It has been a really long time now dealing with by chronic complainer parents and I have been listening to it. As you wrote in this article, there was no use of advices being given. Actually the complaints have grown bigger in size with time. Now me and my wife are targets. We do not know how to handle this situation, at times it caused barrier in our relationship but we have managed. My parents are highly introverts with no hobbies and extracurricular activities. Sometimes it feels like a cold war is going on when they do not react even during happy moments. We do not know how to handle it, we have tried talking with them many times but they are not open to us for any discussions. Any suggestion would be helpful!