I Don't Have a Relationship With My Parents

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    Great Parents....Until I Turned 18

    My parents were overall great when I was a kid. They taught us morals, gave us hugs and kisses and really seemed to love us. Once my sisters and I turned 18, they turned us loos e. They will call if I don't call them for a month or more but they make excuses constantly on...
    ttroszkowski ttroszkowski
    26-30
    Jun 4, 2013

    Wanting To Be Better.......

    So I've never really been an open person when it comes to talking about things that bother me. I lie to people when they ask about my family, I will tell them that I am close to my parents and that they are divorced but I see them at holidays. The only part of that story that is...
    kitkat712 kitkat712
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 30, 2011

    My Dad is a hypocrite

    and a criminal who was put behind bars (on my birthday) in February for allegedly having done some terrible things, things that I do believe he is guilty of. My mom has mental illness and became an addict after I moved out at age 16 (I'm now 29) and she now lives (with some...
    adawn227 adawn227
    26-30, F
    Jun 9, 2015

    My parents don't believe in physical contact

    unless it's to spank me. The most I've had was when my dad shook my hand when I got good exam results. I hide everything about who I am from them.
    marcusru marcusru
    18-21, M
    Jul 23, 2014

    No Family Support

    Feeling like you have no family is the worst feeling in the world. I have been on my own since I was 18 but have supported myself my entire life. I have a three year old son and my own mother couldn't be there for me during the most important time in my life. What young adult...
    sg1006 sg1006
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2012

    For Good Reason

    My father ran off when I was very young. He abandoned me at a public pool, in fact, and no one heard from him afterward. My mother raised me by herself for whatever that's worth, as she spent much of my childhood drinking, abusing and insulting me whenever she noticed I was...
    cephaloscotti cephaloscotti
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 18, 2013

    There's No-one Left

    My only true parent, my dad, died when I was a teenager. I don't consider the woman who gave birth to me to be my parent, even if she has (mainly - not right now) been in my life. She has never acted like a parent towards me. If anything, it's been the other way around. So there...
    artdeco artdeco
    36-40
    Apr 19, 2012

    Relationship? I Think Not.

    It's not like i don't want to have a relationship with them. They just don't seem to care about me. Its been like this since i was born. My dad left us a couple days after i was born and wasn't around much growing up. And my mom was never there either. My grandma basically raised...
    freshfrika freshfrika
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2009

    I Never Did Have One

    i was the first born that lived they wanted a girl and my girl twin was born dead and so the rest of my life it was my fault i moved out of my parents home at 12.5 and we never really talked again. a few times my father came in to the station we managed as kids the first few...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Jun 25, 2011

    I am sure they believe there is a 'relationship'

    and are merely giving me 'space to live my life'. Huh, really? Were you also doing this for the rest of the 21 years? I have no feeling or consideration for these people.
    Lucienn Lucienn
    22-25, T
    Jul 23, 2014

    Two Families, No Real Relationshps With Either

    I was adopted into a family as a teen and have been with them since I was placed with them as an infant  foster child. I do not have a relationship with my adopted parents and not much of anything with my bio parent ( too caught up in her issues). I will refer to my...
    CrystalMessenger CrystalMessenger
    46-50
    Mar 8, 2009

    Me Too, Almost

    I wish I could hear from someone since I feel I am the only one in this situation. My father died when I was small. My mum was only with him a short time before he died but she won't let go of how he treated her and she has become bitter. She and I were very close since it is...
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2013

    My Parents Barely Speak To Me

    My parents divorced when I was a baby, so I don't remember them ever being together. Neither of them were good parents, I bounced back and forth between two sets of grandparents for my entire life. Ended up forced to move in with my dad and his girlfriend at her parents' house...
    UnknownReaderAndWriter UnknownReaderAndWriter
    26-30, F
    Dec 3, 2013

    No Relationship

    Im 20 years old, i found my father about three months ago and we met for the first time back in june. well, certain things happened and now i'm living  here because i had no choice. he's married to another woman who doesn't treat him right, a son with her and this whole...
    gina89 gina89
    18-21
    Aug 13, 2009

    I Never Had A Relationship With My Parents And Dont Want One..

    Ive never had a relationship with my mother or my father. As soon as i was born my mother put me up for adoption due to her drug problem. Fortunately my great grandmother took me into her home before i was put into foster care. As far as my father, he was gone before the birth so...
    binxx877 binxx877
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2011

    No Relationship

    Im 20 years old, i found my father about three months ago and we met for the first time back in june. well, certain things happened and now i'm living  here because i had no choice. he's married to another woman who doesn't treat him right, a son with her and this whole...
    gina89 gina89
    18-21
    Aug 13, 2009

    Sad Really

    My parents live about 10 minutes from my house and yet I have not seen them this year at all. My mother and I had a falling out when I confronted her on her controlling ways. Needless to say, it did not go well. The really sad part is that they are missing out on their grandkids...
    weather1965 weather1965
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 23, 2008

    No Relationship

    Im 20 years old, i found my father about three months ago and we met for the first time back in june. well, certain things happened and now i'm living  here because i had no choice. he's married to another woman who doesn't treat him right, a son with her and this whole...
    gina89 gina89
    18-21
    Aug 13, 2009

    "Parents" Are Around- You Just Have To Find 'em!

    Now that I'm in my 40's I can say that several young guys use me for their "parent". They either don't have parents or are estranged from them, which can be a blessing actually! If a kid has a parent or parents who continuously nag, scold, annoy or harass them its better off if...
    kulshady kulshady
    41-45, M
    Sep 25, 2011

    Pointless Girl

    we dont even  get along  they could care less about me as long as im not disturbing their peaceful life. They hate my boyfriend who makes me happy, prolly because he makes me happy. I finally made real friends and now i cant see them. they hate me and dont care what...
    parentsjustdontgiveadamn parentsjustdontgiveadamn
    16-17
    1 Response Jun 14, 2010

    Neither Parent Is In My Life.

    It's very sad, but true. I haven't talked to my father in 14 years and my mother and I had a rocky relationship until it was severed 2 years ago. They are both long stories, but it boils down to their divorce 21 years ago. After they divorced (I was 14), they both focused on...
    SpringForward2k8 SpringForward2k8
    41-45, M
    3 Responses May 6, 2007

    Too Formal

    It's not like I want to be like that with my parents. I just think that good relation of mother-daughter that's so good that they can share anything is a myth so does the father-son relation. It's just that because I always raised too strict, even more strict than any of my...
    Minyaa Minyaa
    16-17
    1 Response Feb 11, 2013

    Who?

    I don't have a father, my mum got rid of him before I was born. I never knew him, and they divorced when I was 6. "she" divorced him when she fell pregnant to an f%$#wit, and he destroyed any photographs of my bio father. My mum married this awful abusive man 15 years...
    luckycountry luckycountry
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2009
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