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I Don't Talk to My Parents

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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    I would like to start at the beginning.

    When i was growing up I must of seen my dad hit my mom at least a dozen times from the ages of 5 to 16. These were never full on beatings but the lead up was always an argument that my dad finished with a hitting my mom. Sometimes she was pregnant even. No she never lost a child...
    heymatt99 heymatt99 26-30, M Apr 15

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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 3 Responses 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

    I'm 34 and he only called me once in my life, to tell me his Ipod was broken and that he wanted me to fix it; when I told him I couldn't, he hung up on me. My mom divorced him...
    jennytressler jennytressler 41-45 May 7

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    I usually don't speak unless spoken to or when I have something actually important/necessary to say. I hate chit chat, small talk, or talking to fill the silence. I have nothing...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    I am 26, and have not spoken with my mother in 5 years. As much as I would like to let her back in my life, I cannot deal with her self-centered negativity. When I was still...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 7

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    He did not have my back when I needed him most. Worse, he added to my troubles. It's been over a year since we talked and I'm hurt and angry every day. I asked him to fix this when...
    witsfhah witsfhah 46-50, T 5 days ago

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    I feel this is going to be quite long so sorry in advance. I should start of by saying that I've never been very close with my dad, I would see him every or every other weekend...
    Jjeenn6049 Jjeenn6049 16-17, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I haven't spoke to my dad since I was three years old but always said when I was older I'd make contact and make an opinion of my dad myself. I still speak to my dad's side of the...
    tempanylouise tempanylouise 16-17, F Apr 30

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    We'll get into heated arguments, give each other some space, then call it a truce. We never talk about the issues though. Just seem to sweep them under the rug to be revisited at...
    Oneisalonelynumber Oneisalonelynumber 31-35, F Apr 26

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    He had a thing for young children while living in a house with four of them, he pushed around his wife, punched holes in the walls and was bloody plastered half the time. I...
    TheDefaultIllusion TheDefaultIllusion 22-25, M 1 Response May 11

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    I'm a really quiet person and some people take that as me not wanting to talk to them but it's just my personality to be quiet and mellow.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    we harldy ever speak to each other only during some occasions . when I had my first bf he didnt even react like what fathers usually do
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    so here's my experience. I'm talking to this guy, we been talking for about 3 months now. Although it sounds crazy, he mentioned he's has manic depression aka, bipolar. When I met...
    vf702 vf702 22-25, F 3 Responses May 4

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    Me n my dad we don't talk .. maybe coz no topic Is there to talk but sometimes I think that things could have been better
    cosmosroyy cosmosroyy 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Yes I have removed anyone that I don't talk to or that are mean or dirty towards me don't get bad it's my circle I only left people who are nice and kind and don't ask dirty...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F Apr 26

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    I used to be happy, and good. I used to be so compassionate, children are so pure and carefree. But now who am I? I feel like Ive changed a lot. But j want to be that quiet, shy...
    Broken146 Broken146 13-15 May 9

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    Grommit has what she needs more or less and is happy. A couple sliding last night. They catch me so I catch them. Haul them up the slope. This morning further chats and then a...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    My parents and I never had a very close relationship. I will admit that it is partially my fault, but it felt it necessary since I was little to put a distance between myself and...
    Marchi Marchi 22-25 May 6

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    Guys I need some help and some advise. Be kind please I'm very fragile. 6 weeks ago my boyfriend and best friend of two years left me. Heartbroken doesn't even begin to cover it...
    Lostnemo Lostnemo 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    When my parents had my oldest sister they use to hide there drinks and did t want her to see them drinking with me the last chills at the house They drink all the time They leave...
    sonnybd sonnybd 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been dating my first ever BF for almost 6 months, and at first it was great. But lately I've just been feeling really torn by all the little things that have slowly started...
    SimpleShares SimpleShares 22-25, F Apr 25

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    I'm a 20 year old girl who has experienced some really strange things and can't keep it all to myself anymore. I'm hoping that coming here and letting these things out will...
    stars34 stars34 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    When I was little, I was everything. One day it was happiness, the next day I would become something completely different. Right now, I am sadness. But in a couple hours, I will be...
    haleymarr haleymarr 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    So here goes! I hope no one judges me by my first experience. I have anxiety so this is quite big for me haha. I think it started when I just became 13, I made a new friend who...
    SecretBlanket SecretBlanket 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    I've studied sociology, anthropology, psychology and biochemistry and I don't think I'll ever get it. I've experienced infatuation and lust but love..... Nope. I'm not sure it's...
    4science 4science 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    I'm 19, I was raised to respect and obey my parents as long as I lived under their roof, so that's what I am doing. Being forced to go to church (Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's...
    behavedmisfit behavedmisfit 18-21, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm currently looking for a job, but it's hard to decide which direction I want to go. I don't really know what I want to do with my future.
    Yaraffinity Yaraffinity 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I don't want to talk to my parents, they live their lives in a sea of hatred and condemnation. I want to live among loving, forgiving people. I told my mom I was diagnosed with...
    aileen2 aileen2 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    I have never liked children, I find them to be loud and tedious. I have several opinions about various topics that people may not necessarily agree with but I've always been able...
    Popitart7 Popitart7 22-25, F 3 Responses May 6

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    Seriously... some people have kids just because "everyone does"... then after they have kids, they're busy socializing, instagraming, facebooking, and showing off their kids but...
    autotonsorialist autotonsorialist 41-45, F 1 Response May 11

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    I am so unhappy. There is no love between my husband and I. He insults me even in front of others. We do not enjoy any of the same activities. We rarely spend time together. We...
    holeforheart holeforheart 31-35, F 2 Responses May 3

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    My parents are monogamous and it fits well for them and that is okay. I think monogamy is monotonous and virtually impossible. Are we all not sexually attracted to other people? It...
    jenn4u jenn4u 31-35, F 5 Responses May 1

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    I found out that I was pregnant four weeks ago. Being young and scared the first thing that seemed logical was to get an abortion, and my boyfriend supported that 100%. I was never...
    hannahr123456789 hannahr123456789 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I do feel comfortable enough with my cycle to predict with certainty when I am fertile and when I am not so I definitely won't think of any other control birth bullshit (sorry...
    Aurelielavraie Aurelielavraie 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't understand why our parents tell us to be ourselves, then when we were, they judge us. They tell us they'll support us and our decisions and then they don't. I don't...
    kloudkat kloudkat 16-17, T 6 days ago

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