While I was at the LotR double feature Saturday night, I started thinking about Elrond. And I felt sorry for him.
He really has a problem with people leaving him. First, his parents take off in the ship and end up sailing over the Earth. Then, his brother chooses mortality. Then his wife is tormented by orcs (which I read as raped) and goes over the sea to recover. Then his daughter wants to be mortal. And in the end, so do his sons.
AFAIK, the only one he's reunited with is his wife. So, no wonder Elrond seems cranky sometimes. He has abandonment issues.