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I Don't Talk to My Parents

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 21, 2012

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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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    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 2 Responses Nov 17, 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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    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 2 Responses Aug 19, 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

    I'm twenty years old and living at home with my parents and younger sister (18). I'm in community college and heading out of state next year. Now, here's a simple statement: I don...
    Shygal3029876 Shygal3029876 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I stopped talking to my dad when i was 10 because he left me and my mom then i found him again when i was 19 and 2 months later he died.
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    i used to think my dad was perfect, he's so clever, he's a teacher in an university, he does chemistry maths and stuff, but I moved to Spain and haven't seen him in 5 years :/ I've...
    TheBelovedMan TheBelovedMan 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    And you wouldn't either if you were me!- He was literally the bane of my childhood! My mother left him when I was very young about 4 with my little sister and signed affidavit...
    VillaVuka VillaVuka 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    So today I was at work and it was pretty steady, not busy but not slow. I saw someone in my line and realised it was my dad... Preparing for a reunion of sorts with him when I...
    lifeisnottoobad lifeisnottoobad 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This post is contradicting.
    thisISalessa thisISalessa 16-17, F Dec 2

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    Why? Why did you feel the need to ask my name and why did you feel the need to introduce yourself? I have seen you around for months and you never felt the need to say one word...
    socialdis socialdis 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I've been in love for a long time, I finally could say all I feel to that person, but, she doesn't says "I love you" I hug her, shes hugs me, we hold our hands, and she is so cute...
    Vardelos Vardelos 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Sorry in advance for the sob story. Growing up, I was always felt as if I was the thrid wheel or tag along around friends. Like many children I was the subject of bullying up...
    ToddleLoaf ToddleLoaf 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Have you ever met or talked to someone that you'll never forget even if you don't talk to them anymore because you're too afraid of that specific unknown dimension? It's hard to...
    OMgirldata OMgirldata 18-21, F Dec 7

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    why do I care so much... maybe i'm destined to get hurt. because I haven't gone through that enough in my life. I don't even have the right to be upset. Doesn't change the fact...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 13 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I guess having loving parents is just too much to ask for and lately I keep being reminded of it. I went to a friends house and I couldn't help but notice the way her mother...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I've no clue who I am. At the beginning of this year I was flipping out over the idea that I didn't know who was, or what made up "me". It really freaked me out and made me feel...
    Friability Friability 18-21 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My parents are both wonderful people. It isn't that they don't have time for me (which it kinda is actually) but my sister has lupus, shes 32 and I'm 22....she's been sick since...
    FeelAgain FeelAgain 22-25, F Dec 2

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    Living alone is great. But it also comes with a price. I have to do all the jobs that my parents have done for me, including grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry...
    rustyengineer rustyengineer 18-21, M Dec 9

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    I hate the feeling when you really don't have any emotion... you feel so empty, you're not happy, you're not sad, you're nothing, you're mind is spinning but you can't feel...
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    They always say "why can't you be like your cousin?" "Behave more like your brother" "if you're good like your brother/cousin you can go to a good high school" I don't want to be...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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    I am that blonde on my friends shoulder. My friend and I got bored so she decided to do my makeup. Haha it was interesting. I felt like a doll and it took hours to get off. I...
    summertimesadness16 summertimesadness16 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    I don't know who I really am. I feel as if I have no real identity. If someone was ever to ask me who I am, I would have no answer.
    xxxAditixxx xxxAditixxx 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    That's for the age difference. I also don't add ugly people. Sorry but I have to be frank about this :)
    teacheratwork teacheratwork 22-25, F 5 Responses 53 mins ago

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    I feel dead. I have no idea who to talk to. My parents already have enough bothering them. My best friends are oblivious and frankly I don't have the guts to tell them anything...
    PassionateIndifference PassionateIndifference 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    So a while ago I asked my mom if she trusts me and she told me without a doubt that she does. I mean, why wouldn't she? I behave, do my chores, i do great in school, and I help her...
    jaybgkid98 jaybgkid98 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    So My Uncles Wife (40 Something) And Her Daughter (20 Something) Are Talking To My Mom About How She Shouldn't Let Me Wear Makeup And That She Didn't Let Her Daughter Do It When...
    Eriannaa Eriannaa 13-15, F Dec 7

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    I am a 21 year old college student. I have a narcissistic personality disorder, but am seeing a counselor and dealing with it day to day.My family has supported me my entire life...
    Anon0ne Anon0ne 18-21, M Nov 27

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    I would like everyone to know that just because you are past the age of consent in your state (Which is from 16-18 depending on your state) does NOT mean you can send explicit...
    Harlequingal Harlequingal 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I failed a class this semester, my first semester in college. It was the easiest math class the college has to offer, Math 950. Most of the material is high school level math. I...
    stjimmy765 stjimmy765 18-21, M Dec 10

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    This is my first shared experience so bear with me please. Lately, for no apparent reason, I have just been feeling like I don't belong anywhere. And I ask myself all the time why...
    broller broller 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I feel so stupid.. Maybe it's because I don't want to be alone, I feel bad for him, I met the right person at the wrong time or we just weren't meant to be. I've been with my...
    phantom44a phantom44a 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Everyone thinks they have everything figured out and that they have the entire picture. No one does and no one in this family really understands me and really listens. They just...
    nomadventurist nomadventurist 18-21, F Nov 29

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    Yeah, as long as it isn't in their perfect square of a jail cell, they ain't happy. And since I'm not happy, that makes three unhappy individuals. O wait, two individuals, and 1...
    dat1kiid dat1kiid 18-21 Dec 8

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    What more lies will unravel? Why couldn't he just tell me to my face? I bet he wasn't working all of those weekends. I bet he wasn't falling asleep on me at 9 and even 8:30 at...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    This is the closest thing to "I don't want to talk to creeps" Do not flirt with me in any situation, I don't want you, and if you're persistent I will block you. If you are...
    thegrasswillgetgreener thegrasswillgetgreener 16-17, F Dec 11

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    Yep. I don't want to talk to some people when I don't want to. Sometimes I'm just going through some stuff, so don't be mad when I don't text back. And I absolutely hate when older...
    JennyAB JennyAB 16-17, F 9 Responses Dec 14

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    well...since the holidays are around the corner I sorta wish I was cheerful but I'm not. Being that my parents went through a divorce and my mother and brother don't speak to me...
    RightMeoww RightMeoww 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    So today Dylan and I started out… lets just say, “not conected”. So, I was late to spanish class. Dylan was just staring at me out the door. I opened it and closed it quietly...
    GoldMarine GoldMarine 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I waited almost an entire month to contact him. I finally send him a positive message, asking if we could talk, and he read it on the app we talked on that night. I waited 6 days...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Over the last four years, I've slowly been coming to terms with the fact that I am FTM transgender. I'm currently terrified that if I come out to my parents, they'll be very angry...
    beingbrye beingbrye 22-25, T Nov 25

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