I Am An Adult Who Gets Treated Like a Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 449 People

    Got Sick And Now I Am Being Treated Like I Am 3

    it's hard to lose function of your body and adjust to growing limitations on a daily basis. I have a hard time adjusting and adapting to life, to mourning what I have lost, and to the constant struggle i have with doctors over why I am declining so rapidly. I will admit that I...
    SeaStarlight SeaStarlight
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2012

    I Am 51! (not 15) Mom And Dad.

    I am a 51 yr. old gentleman with a very sad history of drug addiction, unemployment, and have been to prison twice for supporting my habit. The second time I was locked up, I made a deal with God. I promised to never touch a street drug or commit another crime in my life if only...
    smackme420 smackme420
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Dec 21, 2009

    My Father And My Older Sister Help Me Out

    My father and older sister help me with my affairs. I always have been very quiet, and I may appear mentally retarded (in the true sense) to them. I live with my father and he handles the household affairs. I may not be good at living on my own or taking care of my affairs...
    MDenise MDenise
    31-35, F
    Dec 8, 2011

    I am nearly 25 and my parents treat me like I

    am 16. Every time I stay at my boyfriend's place she gives me serious dirty looks and ignores me. Which I feel is extremely childish itself. If I wasn't a student I would be living with him already.
    Mj13ahestrella Mj13ahestrella
    22-25, F
    Oct 3, 2014

    I'm 25 and a lot of my family

    and people who I work with always treats me as a kid, talks down to me like I'm worthless and can't be left alone. Everyday I get more and more lonely and have more suicidal thoughts... though I know I can't do it since I'm afraid, but its still there and maybe it will... though...
    theghostofsabotage theghostofsabotage
    22-25, M
    Nov 14, 2014

    I am 20 years old and my mom treats me like a

    child. Every time I go out with the guy I'm seeing she needs me to have my phone on ring and not silent, when she calls I HAVE to answer and I need to always leave on time. I'm so ******* tired of this **** like I'm 20 not 5.
    Samhopexo Samhopexo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2014

    52 Going On 12

    Let me set the scene: Born in 1960, the youngest of six children to parents who really didn't want six children. Parent who did what any good Catholic would do: be fruitful and multiply, and then send their kids off to Catholic school. To this day, my siblings treat me as if I...
    jlitzenb jlitzenb
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jul 24, 2012

    This is true about me.

    Everyone thinks they are better than me from my little nieces, to my co-workers, to my boss- anyone at all in fact. I have absolutely no idea why. I just assume their egos are simply so blinding that they simply can't see straight- instead they interact with the sterotype or...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks
    41-45, F
    Feb 9, 2014

    I damaged my hands and the nerves in my hands

    as a small child. As a result of that certain tasks (like typing) are hard and take a while. I barely get to do anything for myself and my younger brothers look down on me. I want to shout in frustration that I am not a child, but I am really. I am small and everything is done...
    Gumba1000 Gumba1000
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    I get undermined constantly by my family.

    They act as if im an idiot... literally. I find it frustrating, especially when they dont give me a chance to speak. For instance, my baby niece was having a bad day, and I tried telling her that even though the morning wasnt going well for her- she still had the rest of the...
    LikeMindedStranger LikeMindedStranger
    22-25, F
    Oct 19, 2014

    I'm Trapped In A World Of Being Treated Like I Don't Matter

    Hi, I'm 20 years old, I live at home with my family, and it is a nice family, they care about me and they always have my back. I am greatful for what I have, don't get me wrong, I know there are a lot of people who have not even families or food. The thing that gets me is that my...
    LoneZ LoneZ
    18-21
    1 Response Aug 7, 2011

    I Look and Sound Young.

    I look and sound younger then I am. I've tried to change my clothing style or wear make up more often (even though it just doesn't feel like me) or cut my hair. But once people meet me, they think I am younger then what I really am. It's not really bad, they are only off by a...
    rhawn rhawn
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Jun 22, 2009

    Domestic Discipline

    Since my Wife and i actually met, we had some kind of agreement: SHE would be the leader of the pack! And that would mean: a Wife Led Relationship! So.. rules for her hubby-me!, allowments and HER taking charge! For me: THIS is how it is supposed to be, for me! Not complaining...
    martiespirate martiespirate
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Dec 7, 2009

    How Infuriating !

    At 51 to be talked down to and at as if I were five is an insult. As much as I've been through and experienced, I don't take kindly to it. It's frustrating. And it always turns into an argument and hurt feelings.......usually mine.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2012

    Not really but How do you mean guys?

    you still get whipped and stuff? Why do you put up with it if you do?
    BaReFooTSexy BaReFooTSexy
    26-30, M
    May 31, 2015

    Because of my disability.

    It's an ANGER TRIGGER for me to be bossed around by people younger than me! They figure they can't pimp me around because I'm "retarded".
    otad12 otad12
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2014

    I am so sick of not being able to go out with

    my friends when I want, spend the night with friends and come home whenever.. This is not the life that I want to live I want to enjoy being a young adult and being with my boyfriend spending the night with him etc, I can't even do that I am so sick of this that i am honestly...
    hopelessheartache hopelessheartache
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2014
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2014

    Cut The Leash Already!

    I am 26 years old, and have a bachelor's degree plus half a Master's. I lived in a fairly large city for 7 years of my life, part of that for college, another part for a career...a professional position with a major company. I spent these 7 years in dorms, in a large apartment...
    neuromuze neuromuze
    26-30, F
    8 Responses May 25, 2010

    My Boyfriend Treats Me Like A Baby

    Im 20. He is very overprotective of me, and part of me loves it when it's just us to. He's makes me feel so loved. But it's when things get personal it gets to me a little. He's 8 years older then me and works as a cop and is very much respected my everyone, especially me. For...
    Roesieee16 Roesieee16
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 1, 2013

    People treat me like I'm a freshman in high

    school. I'm a sophomore in college for ****'s sake! Just because I act like a kid sometimes doesn't mean I should be treated like one all the time.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 28, 2015

    So my mom came into my room this evening

    calling me a drug addict because I've been taking more painkillers than usual. There's something wrong with my arm and I've had a migraine for the last week. I don't just take painkillers. Then my mom says I go out and look for trouble... Like it was my fault I was raped last...
    JessiAimee JessiAimee
    22-25, F
    Jan 9, 2015

    My Story

    I am 18 years old i look back at my childhood i could say it was not a great one. Cause now it effects me badly now as an adult. Growning up as a pre teen i remeber i wasn't allowed to go out and do anything at all i wasnt allowed to have phone calls privately i wasn't allowed to...
    loveElena loveElena
    18-21
    Dec 15, 2012

    Some women feel the need to be treated like a

    child especially in a disciplining mode. Some relate to when they were being disciplined as a child in their child hood. I do this but discipline as an adult because to me it takes more to discipline and adult than a child. However I do know women have much more emotional...
    aspanker43232 aspanker43232
    61-65, M
    Mar 16, 2014

    I Have Many Abusive Parents...

    My "parents" are evil support workers for personal care as I have had a physical disability since birth. They are hired by the government to assist me and think they can ruin my life. I have complained but by Government law, they have the power to stop me having casual...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Sep 20, 2009

    I'm the youngest, and my entire family babies

    me. I love them, and the fact that they're always there to help. It can be extremely frustrating, though. They helped me move last weekend, and my mother would freak out every time I picked up a box that she deemed too heavy. It doesn't help that I look young enough that I still...
    notsoother notsoother
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2015

    21 Year Old Kid.

    Im 21 and the youngest of 2 and i honestly feel like ill be treated like a baby until i die. I love the fact that my family cares but sometimes i feel so smuthered that i want to scream. Its like i honestly cant move without being questioned. My mother has this thing that shez...
    applescruffs applescruffs
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 19, 2011

    Where Did It All Go Wrong?

    I am 32 years old, a Bachelor or Arts from an established and accredited university and currently unemployed. I worry that I am applying for the wrong jobs as it always sounds great during the interview but I never EVER get a call back. I have applied for every position from...
    nicmax28 nicmax28
    31-35
    Aug 7, 2012

    Right when i got out of high school i was with

    a guy who was older and totally crazy. not in a fun, charming way, more like a rabid animal ready to attack at even perceived provocation. There came a point in our relationship when I moved into his house. he was a compulsive liar and he said he had his own house down the block...
    arrivedaria420 arrivedaria420
    22-25, F
    May 3, 2015

    Friend's Husband Talks Down To Me

    I room with my friend and her husband.  There have been a couple of incidences where I get into an arguement with my friend, and her husband jumps in and starts yelling at me like I'm some little child.  It doesn't matter if I'm right or she's right, he will...
    Iwiclbm Iwiclbm
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2009

    Looks Or Character?

    I always get told how sweet and cute I am and it kind of embarrasses me. I am nearly 27 and a lot of people still think I am about 17/18. I am only just 5'3 tall and am very slim, I have tiny hands and feet and I guess that gives off a childlike impression. I have a VERY young...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 16, 2012

    I Deserve It Though.

    I am misfortunate enough to suffer from debilitating anxiety/panic disorders that leave me incapable of living on my own entirely.  I can't even drive.  If I lived with someone who did the driving for me then I could live away from home, but that can't happen...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2009
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