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I Don't Talk to My Parents

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    The Ultimatum

    My parents and I haven’t really spoken to each other since I moved back with Corrina. They weren’t too happy about that. With time I thought they’d grown to accept the situation. However, deep down I think they could never approve me being in a lesbian relationship...
    TheButterflyMind TheButterflyMind 31-35, F 2 Responses May 2, 2012

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    Pondering On the Current Silent Treatment Towards Parents.

    I've always used a temporary silent treatment in the more serious arguments with my parents. This time I really want to maintain such situation since I'm tired of the lack of balance between happy loving parents and authoritarian/threatening financial controllers. It's...
    Aurelio Aurelio 26-30, M Jan 3, 2008

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    Why Talk Now?

    My parents provided the bare minimum for me as a child; food and shelter. They never offered me any emotional support, advice or guidance growing up. We also never spoke about anything! I dont even remember having a meaningful conversation with my parents and its because we...
    cali4 cali4 26-30 1 Response Aug 19, 2012

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    Most People Don't Understand

    What I've noticed is that most people don't understand it when you tell them that you don't want to talk to your parents. I'm almost 30 years old and have had a total of two conversations with them in the last 8+ years. When I lived with my husband's grandmother for awhile she...
    mommie4life mommie4life 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    My Biggest Weakness

    One of my biggest weakness has been my mother. She always knew the words to say to make me feel bad about myself. She knew how to tear me down and made me become hard on myself. We would argue all the time, yet I still love her and want her approval so bad that its costing me my...
    MarLuv212 MarLuv212 26-30, F Nov 21, 2012

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    I´m 30, I Hate My Father, But I Think My Case Is The Worse Ever. My Life Is Almost Destroyed.

    When I read stories about people that hate family, in many cases there are physical violence involved. It´s definitely not my case. My father was succeeded business man. In my childhood he treated me very well, he NEVER used violence on me. But, when I was a teenager, I fell...
    ielsin ielsin 26-30 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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    I'm Not Sure How Much Contact I Should Have !??

    Basically growing up my mum was physically and mentally abusive ,always drinking among other things ...and dad ...well big drinker himself and never actually stood up and said ,"hey you don't do that to our daughter !"let it happen .so I have been out of home for almost ten years...
    Ann242424 Ann242424 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2012

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    Parents

    I never never talk to my parents, and my parents never talk to me. Ill start off with the fact that their both foreign, and their english isn't poor, but it also isn't that good. growing up as a child i was always the one being blamed, My sister was the golden child, and still is...
    Togepi29 Togepi29 18-21, F 1 Response May 16, 2013

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    Related Experiences

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    I'm a generally anxious person who has a severe stutter and deals with social anxiety, so it's understandable that I wouldn't talk to people easily. o_o Offline I generally give...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm pretty bad at conversations. In my work, I make regular deliveries to the same places and the same people and I always try to keep conversation to a minimum. Often, someone...
    tungsten4 tungsten4 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    He left me at 4,5, or 6 years old and never came back, at first i thought he would be back soon, but days, weeks, months, years went by and still I have not seen him .he's called...
    Shadowthepony Shadowthepony 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    There are days where I don't say more than a couple words. Sometimes if someone talks to me, my voice will be hoarse for a moment, and I'll realize it's because I haven't talked...
    Aikin2 Aikin2 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    My father voluntarily signed away his rights when I was 11&my sister 9 after his no good jailbird *** landed us in foster care. Actually he didn't have much of a choice, because he...
    Bashka91 Bashka91 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi My Relationship with my Dad been Strained for yrs since by teen yrs tried having relationship with him on phone in letters nothing when we did talk he barely said anything...
    sunnyday55 sunnyday55 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    The guy that is supposed to be my father doesn't deserve that title. I've seen him twice in my life and the second time was by accident. He left my mom the day she found out she...
    ehba ehba 18-21, F Jul 14

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    He sexually abused me and made me a slave, passing me around to his other children who also abused me and their uncles from the time I was six till my mom left him for other...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Because really, who listens with their hearts these days?
    AnotherAvailableUsername AnotherAvailableUsername 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Idk why, some just drifted away. zI tried my best to be nice snd friendly to the butI guess they just wanted a better person for them. I miss some terribly. The ones that mattered...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I would be lying if I said that not liking this Ramadan is not affecting me.. it is, it is in a way making me feel sad. For some reason this is making me feel as if I have lost my...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 5

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    So I don't talk to many people on here but that's kind of for a reason. See I can talk to people if I want but I do choose not to a lot of the time just because I don't connect...
    forgottenluna forgottenluna 16-17, M Jul 20

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    I met this guy in my first year of college and we got really close, we sort of admitted our feelings to each other but nothing ever happened. Now we don't talk to each other...
    emmacla emmacla 18-21, F 3 days 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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    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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    As a kid my parents were never the affectionate type, never said 'I love you', never hugged or kissed each other let alone us kids. I wouldn't say I had a bad childhood as we had a...
    megannicole1996 megannicole1996 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just don't know anymore. I'm tired of lying to myself and being someone I'm not. I don't know if I should shut out the internet and go camping to clear my mind but I really need...
    haileemattis haileemattis 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I will for very special occasions shave my legs...which amounts to almost never. I don't see the point. It just grows back the next day and it makes my showers take forever. I do...
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F 2 Responses 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...
    Hallowes27 Hallowes27 36-40, F Jul 1

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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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    Okay so pretty much me and my ex broke up about 5 months ago because her parents wouldn't let her date me, we would fight too much , and she's going away for college next month...
    Tssjonathan Tssjonathan 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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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 6 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...
    SoapBoxKid SoapBoxKid 26-30 2 Responses Jul 10

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    my mind is functionning in weird ways this morning. And honestly, this is quite the story out of my comfort zone to share. It's true that I don't fear death. Cause the way I see...
    kimmy159 kimmy159 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    When I was a toddler, I was this naughty, energetic kid with a pure heart. I used to enjoy the tiniest things in life, like the chirping of the birds and rain drops hitting the...
    TheAverageIdiot TheAverageIdiot 16-17, M Jul 1

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    It's weird, but whenever I'm with friends, I basically look at myself from an outside sort of view. When I'm with them and I say something inappropriate or if I use a curse word, I...
    londontravella londontravella 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yeah when i say i love you i mean it, even when i say i love you as friend, i mean it. I don't say it to just make a person happy but i really mean it.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    I have no clue what career I want to pursue although I have Ideas but I haven't made up my mind yet. I love biology and I sort of conquered chemistry this year although it was...
    l212 l212 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Every time I help my mom cooking, I thought that it was indefinitely unfair that my father and brother are lazying in the couch watching tv and not bothering a single glance to see...
    aquavintage aquavintage 18-21, F 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    When I was 17, I got pregnant with my oldest. He was a premature baby, so I got little to hardly any time to bond with him the first 3 months of his life. I spent 6 days a week...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 11 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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    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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    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...
    marcusru marcusru 16-17, M a week ago

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    “First day of seventh grade, Hmm hopefully this goes well.” I thought to myself as I went to my first period class. It was my second year at the Academy and I was looking...
    Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    My boss and I have the best relationship imaginable! We're like the perfect best friends. We're always talking to each other at work and he is the only person I actually feel...
    stef17 stef17 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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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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    This one summer this guy started talking to me and started acting like he wanted to date, In fact he asked me if I would, but then said never mind I have a girlfriend. That's just...
    Punkrockmusiclover423 Punkrockmusiclover423 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18