How does Jonas's relationship with his parents and friends change after he receives his Life Assignment in The Giver?

In The Giver, Jonas's relationship with his parents and his friends changes drastically after he receives his Life Assignment. He distances himself from pretty much everyone and has a very different outlook on life.

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Before he is given his Life Assignment and before he is chosen as the new Receiver of Memory, Jonas has a normal relationship with his friends and family. He is close and friendly with everyone and lives a rather mundane and boring life, blindly following the Community's rules and regulations.

After he's selected as the Receiver of Memory and becomes capable of recognizing and feeling emotion, Jonas realizes that he can no longer be as close to his friends and family as he used to be, because the relationships he shared with everyone weren't actually genuine; the fact that they all liked and respected each other was simply because society told them that that's the way things are supposed to be, not because they truly felt love or affection for one another. Jonas confirms this when he asks their parents if they love him and they laugh at him and tell him that he used an old, "generalized word, so meaningless that it's become almost obsolete."

During his training with the Giver, Jonas learns that being a Receiver of Memory is a very lonely and difficult job, as he has to keep all of the memories and emotions, as well as his training, a secret from everyone else. Even if he tries to interact with his parents or his peers in the hopes of getting a genuine reaction out of them, he knows that he will fail, as they simply do not know how to feel and don't know the reality of the situation as he does. They don't understand what's truly happening, and they're content with Sameness, and Jonas can't do anything to change that.

Thus, Jonas closes himself off and becomes more distant; he's no longer as open with his parents, and his friends think that they have to respect and like him because he's the Receiver, which is a very honorable job in the Community. He can no longer play war games with Asher, for instance, because he now knows how horrible actual war is and doesn't wish to be reminded of the pain and suffering.

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Until Jonas received his assignment, he had a normal parent / son relationship.  He believed everything they told him out of both deference to their authority, and trust in the community's values and norms.  Following his designation as Receiver and receipt of the paper outlining his duties and rights, Jonas realizes that if he is allowed to lie, perhaps his parents are too.  If this is the case, then how can he possibly know what is the truth.  How can he trust a word his parents say?  How can he trust in the rules that govern his life?  If his parents are allowed to lie, how can he ask a questions and trust the response?  This revelation attacks the very foundation of his relationship with his parents.

His friends live in a very black and white world (literally) governed by the rules of the society.  Jonas, upon receipt of his position, is exposed to the incredible and unbelievable truths of his society.  How can he possibly explain to his friends what 'giving' and 'receiving' entails?  Even if he were permitted to.  His relationships change from dynamic and stimulating to superficial and restrictive.  He can not trust anyone other than The Giver, since no one knows or understands the fragile infrastructure of their society.

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Before Jonas is selected to be the community's next Receiver of Memory, he has a close relationship with his parents. Jonas respects and trusts his mother and father and feels comfortable telling them about his most intimate feelings. He shares his thoughts regarding the ceremony and adheres to the advice they offer. In Jonas's community, strong emotions are discouraged, which is why he enjoys a friendly relationship with his parents, who raise him to be obedient and conform to society's strict standards.

After the December Ceremony, Jonas is selected to be the community's next Receiver of Memory and immediately feels distant from his family and peers. When Jonas begins his training sessions, he discovers what life was like before Sameness and begins to question his society's rules and policies. Since Jonas is unable to speak to others about his training, he cannot share his most intimate feelings, which drives a wedge between him and his parents.

As Jonas becomes more knowledgeable about the past, he discovers that he can no longer relate to his mother and father. When Jonas asks his parents if they love him, they laugh at his question and say that they simply enjoy him, which is devastating to Jonas.

Jonas finally realizes that he has nothing in common with his ignorant, emotionally shallow parents and begins to lie to them. Jonas also refrains from taking pills for his Stirrings and is appalled to discover that his father kills defenseless infants during release ceremonies. After discovering the truth behind the term release, Jonas completely rejects his parents and decides to flee the community. Overall, Jonas's relationship with his parents gradually diminishes after he is selected to be the community's Receiver of Memory.

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