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I Hate Criticism From My Mother

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    I Wish She'd Shut Up!

    I love my mom, but I'd love it if she shut up about this and that about my life. I know I'm not the perfect son, and I accept that. But I wish she could accept me for who I am, not what she wants me to be. Easier said than done though, since I'm from a traditional Chinese family...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    Life Is Getting Harder

    My mother annoys me too much . Sometimes I canĀ“t stand her and things cruel that she says every day . Seens like she needs that just to increase her pride.I don't have anyone to talk to me even to ask if I'm ok or not and she doesn't care , she only needs to stay with her...
    Andressal Andressal 18-21 Aug 26, 2013

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    Mother Dear

    Growing up, my mother constantly critiqued everything about me. When I would tell her that she was hurting my feelings, her reply was, "I'm your mother- who else is going to be honest with you?" Thanks, Mom. If that's honesty, I'll take a lie. Nothing I did was ever good...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    Parental Criticism

    My Father died. My Mother still sees me as a helpless child and switches into 'advice mode' every time I see her. That makes me want to get away. Sensing my frustration, she suggests better ways of doing things. Most of these options are not relevant to the modern age because she...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    My mom always criticizes everything

    that I say or do. It's really annoying actually. But I think she is literally crazy because if I say I like something she just has to say how much she hates it and she constantly complains about it. She likes to take words I say and make them her own or she has to find someway...
    Juliette19 Juliette19 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Never enough.

     My mother is gorgeous, charming, and strong. I do admire her in many ways, ever since I was little, for I knew I had the most beautiful mother on the playground. Growing up I would see her walk into a room and have all whom it contains wrapped around her finger in a matter...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2009

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    I Feel Like

    That's she's ever really said to me. Oh sure you get the "good job"s and "that's great"s, but i never felt like she really appreciated anything I've ever done, made or said. I've never been one to ask for much. Even as a little girl I was money aware. I think its cause it was...
    LadyOfTheThorns LadyOfTheThorns 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2010

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    People expect us to suck it up

    but sometimes it's much harder to do so. Its like don't criticize me until I am grown up. Therefore I would understand my own mistakes.
    Ornah27 Ornah27 13-15, F Jan 18

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    Well my mom gave a rant about how she can't

    stand gay people and that if I ever did that she will forever hate me :) hurray a good way to start the morning :3
    aldogarza84 aldogarza84 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 18

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    Because She Hates Men

    I feel like the only reason my mom was so critical of me was because I had external reproductive organs. I cannot really blame her. After all she was pumped and dumped. She was so robotic about it all. She hid behind grades. If I was not getting Bs I was failing. She never...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M May 3, 2011

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    This is the first time I'm writing about this

    to strangers, but even if no one reads it, it's already a relief to get it out somewhere... My mother drives me crazy and I hate her. She's a total *****. I cannot stand her and I feel like a horrible person for feeling this way. But she seriously CANNOT stop finding things...
    savannahdash savannahdash 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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    I Can't Live Like It

    nothing is ever good enough, she is always negative about something, and i think it hurts more coming from her because she's the only one i need to impress, no matter what i do, she always expects more, and the more i do the more she'll want next time. she has so many...
    gorgor gorgor 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    Worst Guilt Trip Ever

    There have been cases of swine flu in my country. I try to be responsible - dress according to weather, don't go near sick-looking people, drink a lot of warm fluids, keep good hygiene, etc, and my immunity is fine so that I believe common sense is good. I don't want to take the...
    naranja naranja 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2009

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    Even Though She's Never Mean...

    My mom very rarely criticises me, and when she does it's more of a gentle, loving correction than a harsh criticism. But it still upsets me because she's my best friend and basically my favorite person in the world, and I want to please her and impress her and make her proud of...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 21, 2009

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    I hate that my mother in law told off my family I told my husband how mean she is and she did this twice and he gets mad at me for calling her mean wtf anyone would say that omg...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Mother you always had it your way. It was me that was mostly wrong. I wish you had that abortion 18 years ago or killed me the day I was born. You never wanted kids mother you...
    GagaDelRey GagaDelRey 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I hate that my mother in law sat in my livingroom put down my family never appologised but, if I say I cant stand her my husband gets pissed off why , what about me I have every...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    Everyone has a story so here's mine i guess well i guess it all started in junior high i would get bullied a lot too criticized over my appearance it shouldn't bother me when it...
    MiddleChildx MiddleChildx 22-25, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I am really not looking forward to it yet again this year, let's see 4 years ago April 22, 2011 I do believe. One day before Easter Monday that fateful Sunday afternoon, I was...
    DevinaLockwood DevinaLockwood 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    First post. Hello. I am 22 and I'm a uni student with an over-zealous mother. And by over-zealous I mean 'constantly interfering with my life and making me feel worse about myself...
    iNeedSpace iNeedSpace 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    Long ago I wrote this title is not totally right for what I feel but let it be, because it is not entirely wrong. I feel the urge to post a new episode of where are we now with my...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 16 hrs ago

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    The beauty queen criticized for not being Japanese enoughBy Will Ripley, CNNTokyo (CNN)A biracial beauty queen in Japan is facing criticism for not being Japanese enough.Half...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    First, let me say my mother-in-law is a pretty descent person; however, she tries to be very controling, and when that doesn't work she intrudes. She calls almost every day and on...
    blutiger blutiger 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    My mother is my bully. She is the most over critical and cruel person I've ever met. It doesn't matter if it's a someone in her life or someone on the television, she'll find...
    YourMayaBear YourMayaBear 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    i hate my self when someone ****** me off and my outburst of anger i put out on my son and sometimes i cant control my self i seem to be angry a lot especial lately i feel like i...
    anazi anazi 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    So sick of the cold and snow. That's snow flurries. Again. It's spring you mother effer!!!!! The snow was finally gone!
    kmac72 kmac72 41-45, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Dear Mother, Would you kindly take the stick out of your ***. Best Wishes, Everyone
    SvetlanaVDB SvetlanaVDB 16-17, T 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    On March 23rd, mama died in my arms after a devastating battle with cancer. Now, myself (nineteen), Chantal (twenty) and grandpa (ninety-two) are left to figure out everything from...
    kayygordon kayygordon 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I hate my mother! And even more I hate myself for everything I am. I believe that, no, I know that our environment, our parents shape our personalities in our childhood. I was...
    OlgaTs OlgaTs 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I already pay all my own bills, cover all my own expenses with income to spare, spend most of my time far away from them, and I could probably move out right now... But it wouldn't...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    Can you believe that ****? I state my opinion with no hateful remarks. And someone trolls my profile posting one of my statuses from facebook in another group saying I'm a troll...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    It's like one day we were talking on the phone, saying how we just couldn't wait any longer to hold eachother, to see eachothers face again without a computer screen holding back...
    pillsofdiamond pillsofdiamond 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I have never made any large posts on here about my mother, because my subconscious knows that if I did so, I would probably be making posts about her nearly every day. My general...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I hate my in-laws.I dont know if anyone has had this experience with there in-laws.Before they became my in laws my spouse parents use to be really nice.I was just girlfriend at...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 day ago

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    I hate that moment when a dream feels so real then... You wake up and all of a sudden reality hits you.
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    At lunch today our 4 year old daughter confessed something to my husband and I. Her grandma (my mother/the narcissist) told her to ask how much money we have in the bank. Such a...
    SpokenSilence SpokenSilence 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    Ranking your MIL Who told in laws that they are relationship experts? My misguided MIL, SIL and CIL all seem to believe that they are the authority on relationships and know what...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    PLEASE READ this story about a broken life. I hope it inspires you to be strong. I dont know how i should feel about my mother now i want to hear if im the only one who just HATES...
    bbethggrace bbethggrace 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I hate my mother. I hate her. I hate her. I hate her. I HATE her! I can't say it enough. Just saying this alone is not enough to express my hatred for her. I gave up everything...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    The Deadbeat Baller- "No don't arrest him! I want him FREE and WORKING so he can pay me what he owes me!" My mother said when her ex was finally held in contempt some 5 years after...
    Menelek Menelek 22-25, M Mar 6

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    Im glad im able to share my story after all the problems I have to face everyday. I'll be really honest about him. He has become a father who is self centered, greedy and a...
    kowow kowow 16-17 1 Response Mar 19

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    I have known this man from a chatting site for some days and he is really nice to me, we did get along very fine because he is a good conversationalist and do understand me very...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm from India and my husband is from America and we have been married 18 years now. In the beginning she told my husband not to marry me because 'you never know where she comes...
    yellowrose2015 yellowrose2015 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 28

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