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I Don't Love My Parents

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    I think my parents love me,

    but I always put it this way: they, especially my mom, were like little kids who wanted a puppy but don't know how to take care of it. I have no emotional attachment with them whatsoever. I still talk to them only because I'm still partly financially dependent on them. I hate...
    ashcrnd ashcrnd 22-25, F Apr 3

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    It Just Hit Me...

    For the first time, I can really say that I don't love my parents. I know it sounds bad, but they've done enough to deserve life behind bars. Anyway, my Father has recently taken up smoking cigarettes. When I thought about the reason why I don't stop him, it suddenly hit me...
    BlackHaru BlackHaru 22-25, M Aug 30, 2010

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    Studies have shown that a baby's love comes

    more from warmth and comfort and cuddliness of the mother rather than from the fact that the mother provides food. Just because you feed your baby doesn't mean they will love you, especially if you neglect them otherwise. This goes for pets, too, and this is probably why I love...
    Qwerkyqwerty Qwerkyqwerty 16-17, F Apr 11

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    It may be old-fashioned, especially in todays society of 'now, now, now!!' but I'd rather wait for the right someone than be with 'Mr Right Now'.... to me its something special...
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    9 years ago I saw him. It was a new day at my new class, thought it could be the new start at better life. However, we had few moments, we were almost the best friends, but he...
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    I'm the kind of person that loves freely, but to give my love isn't easy. Yeah I love my friends and family, but I never say I love you often. It's not that I don't love them, I...
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    Don't trust too much. Don't love too much. Don't hope too much, because that too much can hurt you so much...
    AnnaKhit AnnaKhit 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    I won't say those 3 word unless I really really mean it. Yet you said I was lying? That I don't love you. You really hurt me deep... 💔
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    WiredCritter WiredCritter 22-25 1 hr ago

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    alilight23 alilight23 13-15, F Jun 29

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    it's a really strong word. i only say i love you when i really feel and mean it. it really is a powerful word, mean it, don't say it when you don't feel it.
    dasosleefi dasosleefi 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    This is absolutely 100% true. Nothing made up. A little long but I'd love to hear your opinion. I don't speak to my parents anymore. My mom and dad are broke, they did not manage...
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    I'm 24 and the oldest of 3 girls. I'm in that age where people think I should be at the peak of my life, they say I should already have a stable job, so that I can help my family...
    gehanalyanna gehanalyanna 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    My ex We started dating about 5 years back.... She leaned over and whispered in my ear she loved me... It was weird, I said it back. I didn't think I felt like that... We broke up...
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    Once again I'm back and sadly about the same topic as before, my brother. Sadly he continues to not accept any responsibility for his actions. He and his spouse have ruined a few...
    DannyBoy1972 DannyBoy1972 36-40 Jul 9

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    It takes a lot for me to hate someone. So to be specific I don't hate the person I hate the behavior. I deal with kids five days a week all day in the summer. It's a martial arts...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My husband and I recently fell on hard times and were forced to move in with my parents. My husband works a job that requires him to be gone for weeks on end and I'm stuck with our...
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    i don't ******* care. i don't care, seriously, please judge me. i am who i wanted to be. i don't care and i don't want to please everyone bcs it's stupid. haters gonna hate. if you...
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    kiarna811 kiarna811 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Don't Care If You Don't Like Me
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I had no idea that this can happen to me. This all started when I got married before 4 years. I had couple of boyfriends before that, but that didn't workout because of cultural...
    Abhipsa Abhipsa 26-30, F Jul 9

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    So I'm a trans guy, female to male, and only one who knows this my psychologist. I still don't know how they haven't discovered it... My friends, family, almost everyone knew that...
    LeoThePandaHero LeoThePandaHero 16-17, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    i am from poor family..............i have completed my 12th class........i like to study further(medicine)...........i've written medicine entrance exam,but i didn't get a seat...
    jimmybf jimmybf 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    People who I really don't know on e.p. are really saying I'm lying but they don't know me that's not exactly fair I've never spoken a lie in my entire life and people that dont...
    lonleygurl23 lonleygurl23 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    Hellooooo world ! Don't make babies by default ! It is not an ooops I just wanted sex...oh well,let's be parents. Bring wanted babies and if you do the "oops" thing,be consequent...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    ugh, of all the people I had to be lumped with, WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE THEM??? :'( I could go into explaining why, but I'm...too depressed at the moment...ugh :'( However, I will...
    thefluffyclouds thefluffyclouds 13-15, F Jul 14

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    SuzieChapstick SuzieChapstick 31-35, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    It is said that we should love our parents. Mother is uniqe. Only one of her kind. But my mother is a person who hurt me the most in life. Because of her i've been crying the most...
    viktorija99 viktorija99 16-17, F Jul 1

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    I don't understand how some people feel that they "love" someone after less than a month of even knowing them... I mean, me personally? I don't even say I love you to my parents...
    Yasmin8 Yasmin8 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I am 31 and I remember being 9 years old and wanting to jump off this balcony. I think sometimes if I had did it then what would I have missed out on? Would all the good...
    whoateyourheart whoateyourheart 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Cheapskate that loves charity. My mother is a cheapskate who loves charity, because she's so poor we have a huge refrigerator filled with food. When I was about 16 years old, she...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't wear panties most of the time, unless I had a skirt on I'm not to that level. It feels sexy and usually my panties seem to have extra material ( must need better brands).
    ElleFarah ElleFarah 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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