I'm afraid I don't have many anecdotes or experiences to share. The only thing that comes to my mind is the time my father was kidnapped.
Some years ago, when I was a kid, a group of men broke into our old country house. Their plan was to take me with them, but my dad convinced them to take him instead. The kidnappers left my mother and me locked in our own home while they escaped with my father. After hours of screaming for help, our neighbor --who lived about half a mile from us-- came to rescue us.
Luckily, his abduction lasted only a few months. My family paid the ransom and my father came back safely, although he was a lot thinner than usual and had a scruffy beard. Funnily enough, the whole experience didn't affect him too badly. Actually, he used to share his story almost as if it were some sort of adventure. He even had a more-or-less friendly relationship with one of his captors, who offered to help him to escape. Looking back, I would have liked to have a better relationship with my dad. He was a very friendly man, but I was a shy and weird kid/teenager, so I never felt completely comfortable around him. according to my mom, he wasn't always like that. He used to be a troublesome man who drank too much for his own good, but he changed for the better when my older brother was born. I wonder if I would be able to be like him and change my ways if the situation warrants it.