I Don't Want to Be Like My Parents

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    My parents are polar opposites of each other,

    but I don't necessarily want to end up like either of them. My father is bold, abrasive, always angry about something you can't quite place. Every day I'm walking in eggshells around him, afraid one wrong step will set him off. He's cruel and inconsiderate and never takes...
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    6 Responses Feb 22, 2016

    dear momsicle, I'm sorry I lost my important

    paper. I am sorry I sorta accused you that you have something to do with its missing. I can't help it. u always go through my stuff without permission & move things around without my knowledge like it's yours. I'm sorry I lost it in between the hospital visits. I prolly...
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    Apr 3, 2016

    So I Refuse To Be

    Sorry, I deleted my story.  Find me at www.chronimax.com
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    3 Responses Apr 20, 2011

    No, they're not screwed.

    No, they don't "don't deserve me." No, they weren't abusive. Harsh maybe, but no, never abusive. But looking at them, I am gripped with a fear for my life. Not my "physical" life. They're not predators. My life on the inside. My "abstract" life. Life as manifested in arts, in...
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    Nov 21, 2014

    My parents are very judgemental

    and in no way do I want to become those people.
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    1 Response Sep 27, 2014


    ...I don't want to be like them at all. Always criticising.  Never appreciating. Making me feel worthless. Heck, once my mom said I was worthless. Whatever I did was never good enough for them. I know they love me. I know they want the best for me. But they should realise...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Apr 20, 2011

    Hecky Naw!!

    I hate my dad, he's a terrible father! And my mom married him. Don't get me wrong, I love my mom really, she's like the greatest mother ever. But she married two idiots (to put it nicely). The first one was physically abusive, and this one is mentally abusive. So no, I don't...
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    3 Responses Apr 20, 2011

    This is my ultimate goal in life!

    My parents always put their significant others before me and are way too reliant on them. They are never there for me, but that ok because I don't need them. They would yell a lot and were occasionally abusive when I was younger. I want to be nothing like them.
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    Jun 1, 2015

    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 me home I don't mind because I'd rather stay home then be taken to some guys house I haven't talked to since the second grade lol That's just...
    sonnybd sonnybd
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 20, 2015

    If I Don't Get A Chance To Say This,i'l Probably Be Consumed By All The Anger There Is Inside Me.

    Ever had a thought,which would definitely be judged as outrageous by everyone?The more I think about it,the angrier I get.And the worse part is that i can't do anything about it. My father died of liver disease a few months ago(no,i'm not crying while saying that,i hardly...
    tiommi tiommi
    Jul 18, 2012

    My dad has been in and out of jail ever

    since I could remember. I didn't see him much growing up. According to my mom he used to be on drugs when I was really little and he stole from her and I. He stole my PlayStation 2 and my mom's jewelry. I don't hate my dad, I just hate a lot of things about him. He isn't on...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    ... And have a kid then the marriage go sour

    after like two years ... And the father not in the child's life much ... When I get married my husband better be in my kids life because growing up without a dad is .... Crap -___-
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    Dec 5, 2014

    I love my parents. They can be sweet

    and nice, but they aren't supportive and they can be verbally abusive at times. My parents fight a lot over small things. My mom is a control freak and wants everything her way. When it goes her way, she's your best friend who does everything with and for you. When it doesn't...
    Lunangelia Lunangelia
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2015

    I particularly do not want to be like my mother.

    she was always cold and distant. She never seemed to have anything nice to say about anyone. She is also staunchly christian, conservative, republican, which probably has a lot to do with why I can't stand those people. My dad had a quick temper but he was far more tolerant and...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    46-50, M
    Mar 2, 2016

    We come from hurting houses,

    from aching hearts, from addictions, abuse, fear, lost faith, and loneliness. We come from angry places and scared places, from families that are severed and trust that is shattered. But in all this pain, we still love. That's the beauty of who we are - our humanity, our...
    ThinxAna ThinxAna
    18-21, F
    Apr 15, 2016

    Another thing I dislike about my parents'

    lifestyle is their relationship. Their's is the typical Middle Eastern, patriarchal, male-dominated marital setup. My father doesn't abuse my mother or even yell at her - he doesn't need to. She has literally no will of her own. She never says or indicates anything against his...
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    2 Responses May 11, 2015

    My Mother...

    I've already gone on plenty a tangent about my dad and can accurately say that I don't want to end up like him. That being said, you couldn't pay me to end up like my mom either. My mom was fairly young when she had me at the age of 24. Because of this, we always did fun...
    SomethingAnatomical SomethingAnatomical
    18-21, F
    Nov 7, 2011

    My parents are very unaware

    and dismissive,I will never be like that towards my children, when I have children that is.
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    Mar 30, 2015

    dear popsicle n momsicle,

    sorry but not sorry. I meant what it when I say I don't wanna your kind of parents. these past few months were really bad FYI. I know you are not feeling well, P. but it doesn't mean that u get to be so rude to me. it hurts. I live in fear every single day; fear that you are...
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    1 Response Mar 2, 2016

    I love my parents and they love me.

    But I don't want to be like them. How many times did you guys felt judge by your parents ? How many times did you hear them say ' You do nothing right' ? And how many times did you felt disrespected by them? To all those parents, please stop. Stop taking your kids for granded...
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    1 Response Dec 22, 2015

    History Will Not Repeat

    I love my parents... Really, I do. That being said, never in a million years do I ever want to end up like them when I have kids. (Which will be in the distant future) I don't want my kids to fear me, or fear that I'll react badly to something they have to say. I want my kids to...
    BananaBat BananaBat
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2012

    In All Fairness....

    My folks do have some good qualities.  They're both effing brilliant, both in book-smarts and common sense.  I'm not sure I've ever met anyone who's my dad's equal in persuasive speaking.  I have those gifts.  With a bit of practice, I may even surpass Dad's speaking ability...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Apr 20, 2011

    I was abused as a child

    and being the middle child I got it the worst. I've been spanked with a belt, once across the face with the buckle part. My mother is suicidal, always threatened to crash the car into a wall and kill herself, would stick a knife between her armpit as if she stabbed herself in...
    coltman88 coltman88
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 29, 2014

    Parents :/

    They take life very seriously, constantly moan at me and scare my girlfriend/friends off coming into my home. My mum is the main problem because when she yells at me...she doesn't stop for at least 16 minutes at a time. She has nothing in common with me and she thinks the world...
    Skinner123 Skinner123
    Dec 19, 2011

    I Don't Want To Be Like My Parents

    My parent divorced when i was about 6. My brother & i lived with my mom. My mom never told my dad where we lived. because when he was kicked out, he would live in his car infront of our house, something like that. My mom doesnt know how to raise kids. She would yell at me...
    OliviaTang OliviaTang
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2013

    If I Ever End Up Like Them

    SHOOT ME DEAD PLEASE. i seriously would rather be dead than like them.i hate them more than i can possibly say for everything they have done. the a hole is a pathetic drunk *** who can't be happy. seriously if you spent five minutes in the same room as him you'd wanna punch him...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 9, 2011

    Why Would I?

    I had an abusive father, and a mother who went along with it.  Enough said.
    UnderneathThaStarz UnderneathThaStarz
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2009
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