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I Don't Talk to My Parents

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My dad is always promising me things. "I'll take you to a hockey game", "We'll go fishing together at the end of the month", "How about you and I go for a bike ride tomorrow", "I...
    Potter66 Potter66 13-15, F Jul 31

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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 Jul 27

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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 Jul 27

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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 Jul 26

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    I'm just used to conversations where i talk a little and listen a lot. The only person i really talk to is Jen and she'll just talk about whatever while i listen. It was the same...
    ForgottenFantasy ForgottenFantasy 13-15, F Aug 5

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    He is sitting right there and we are not talking. We are sharing nothing but silence on a Friday night. He doesn't share much with me, he is very critical and judgemental and...
    BronzeEspada BronzeEspada 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 1

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    ... and now he is close to dying. He is in the ICU in an induced coma to see if his body can recover. Bad shape, not looking good. I have never had a good relationship with my...
    tuckshoparms tuckshoparms 31-35, F 2 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 Jul 25

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    Well, I do but not when it matters... When I'm upset or crying she asks what's wrong but not in the "I care" tone, more like the "I'm busy what do you want tone". It's really...
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I was never a spiteful person. I get angry and upset, maybe quickly, but it is very difficult for me to remain upset with someone for long, I just can’t do it, I can’t maintain...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Aug 9

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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 Jul 26

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    Many times on EP I see a lady getting angry at a 'perv' who would like a little online fun. She flies off the handle, and their argument goes on and on. Then others chime in...
    Bibiana554 Bibiana554 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    This all started when I had someone name DAW2012 or DAW2 with a star by his name and he was a man and he thought I was lying about my house that I just bought and I forgot to...
    Stephanie128 Stephanie128 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    If your disrespectful dont even talk to me. Especially if you hit women. I'll hit back I don't care if your a man or not. I hate men that disrespect and and abuse women. If your...
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I've never been the type to have a lot of friends, never more than 2 or 3, but now I have none. The only person who I would actually consider a friend is out of the country until...
    aj2456 aj2456 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    Most of the time I am on my own. I usually stay home or am at school for class or tutoring. I see my family and my co-workers often. I don't really have an entourage. It makes me a...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 Aug 9

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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 22-25, F Jul 27

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    So there's this girl that I've known for just about a week. I met her at this party that was held by my best friends friend whom he met through Instagram. Now she was holding this...
    MartinIsInLove MartinIsInLove 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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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 Jul 24

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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 Jul 24

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    I just don't get it. I'm good in school. I'm always getting good marks and awards. And I'm working especially hard to get into a good science set in year 9 because I want to get...
    ofsquidgyandcarlile ofsquidgyandcarlile 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    First of all, as of now, I'm not looking to take our friendship anything further than a friendship, but I would like to know if she likes me. I met her on a website, and we talk a...
    TeenProblems13 TeenProblems13 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I think it's childish and often collusive "My fren blocked you so im blocking you too 'cos my fren says im not her fren if i don't do what she does and she's my fren so i...
    mickyisback mickyisback 51-55, M 5 hrs ago

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    Sometimes i feel my in-laws are a bit suffocating with their helpfulness and i don't think its always helpful. I have tried to raise my children to stand on their own two feet and...
    HMB44 HMB44 41-45, F Aug 9

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    whenever i try to please my parents by striving for my best in many ways, i would always end up in an argument with them, said being too immature. i don't think i am immature, why...
    yunisaurus yunisaurus 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I don't dislike children at all...I don't have children and it just simply didn't happen....but, to be completely honest, I have never thought about having or wanted to have...
    purly purly 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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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 Jul 26

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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 Jul 25

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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 Jul 27

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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 1 Response Jul 30

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    My boyfriend currently is curious about drugs. He loves to do it with his best friend behind my back. I try to tell him that I'm not comfortable with him doing that but he insists...
    stephanies97 stephanies97 16-17, F 19 Responses a week ago

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    I don't understand the recent generations. Parents and kids alike. For example the new parenting thing is the "attachment parenting" where they pretty much breast feed until...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Aug 13

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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 Jul 23

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    I know I'm too young to say something like this but, yeah, I would rather be alone than with someone I don't love. The reason I'm saying this is for the past eight or so months, I...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    My mom, she never really be supportive towards me. It's always be my other sisters. they always been my mother's favorites. I remember when I was in primary school I got 2A's 3B's...
    khalidabakri khalidabakri 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well, tomorrow I'm going to come out to my grandma. It's either going to go very well, or very badly. But she's the only one in my family who I can confide in. I know bisexuality...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 8 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Why don't people understand that I am who I am. Yes I'm socially awkward. Yes I'm shy. Yes I'm crazy, insecure and confused. But I am still me. No one seems to understand me or...
    ScarletWilliams ScarletWilliams 18-21, F 20 mins ago

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    So, recently I met up with a close friend of 6-7 years, and it just feels really awkward between us. It has been 1-2 years since we really talked much. We went to separate schools...
    Impuritiii Impuritiii 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    luxurious in the shape of mastercabins, suites and twin doubles, all with TV and DVD and songs devices and separate loos.The final option to charter a yacht is bareboat. But hardly...
    Andrew0369nbp8 Andrew0369nbp8 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    For the reason that some of the staff Here i will discuss from Sri Lanka and India, you are going to taste many of the finest curries you have ever had.  The bacon along with your...
    Rileyrr1962 Rileyrr1962 31-35, M 1 Response