2. That’s what your parents told me
When you’ve known a friend for the longest time, chances are their parents trust you more than them (unless they think you’re the one responsible for shaping up the brat their kid is). So when your bosom friend’s ‘not-so-happy’ parents are confiding in you about this certain something they can’t discuss with their child, you can skip that from your friend. Whether it’s about them or not, it’s quite possible that your friend might feel a little threatened by your closeness to their parents.