I Got Dealt the Bad Parents Card

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    My Parents Are Giving Me A Lot Of Stress

    when i was growing up i was constantly told by my parents that they were the best, they would use other people's parents as comparison and tell me how they were better than so-and-so's parents my mother in particular would condemn any other woman who chose to work instead of...
    xmom xmom
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

    Do I Write Them Off Or Forgive Them?

    My mother to her only credit is mentally ill, however, this has created so many problems.  My mother is in a fog of constant negativity, spending any time with her is like going into a smoky room and suffocating while you try to maintain a smile.  The last ten years has...
    bonobabe bonobabe
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jun 2, 2007

    Give Up And Move On While You Still Have Your Sanity

    My mother hated me from the time I was born. She had issues known only to her because she had wonderful parents. She loved my older brother, but I guess her biggest issue with me was jealousy. I didn't know that until she told me, I just knew she hated me. My childhood was...
    Feb 9, 2013

    Life Of Hurt, But Finding Healing

    I lost my father at the age of four, and it was by far the most tragic thing that could have happened in my young life. My father was my everything and loved my sister and me unconditionally. We were always with him when he had time off, and we never wanted it to be any other way...
    learningtobehappy learningtobehappy
    22-25
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2012

    My Mother Strikes Again

    After years of therapy, self-help books, and the compulsory need to seek advice regarding my mother, I thought I had it all figured out.  The holidays showed me otherwise.  Now I am left with the guilt of reinforcing my stand and I am not proud of how I did it. It...
    bonobabe bonobabe
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 4, 2008

    Parents Neglected My Medical Care

    I am now 40. The primary reason I don't speak to my parents is that they made me fend for myself when I was 21 and I didn't have enough money to buy the medication I needed. More specifically, they dropped me from their COBRA coverage, and I couldn't afford a $180 medication. I...
    living1dayatatime living1dayatatime
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 28, 2012
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