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I Hate Criticism From My Mother

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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 6 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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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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    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 3 Responses Feb 21, 2009

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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 16-17 Aug 26, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Dec 17, 2008

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Dec 6, 2009

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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 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    Hate can be a strong word but in this case it's true because I cannot love my mum I can't cannot call her and say I need help, I can't ever call her my mum anymore as she has lost...
    AwkwardM AwkwardM 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I hate when my mother drinks. She turns into a monster. And my dad knows how sick she gets when drunk. Her words, her touch, her kisses...they don't become normal anymore. And...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    3 weeks until school starts. Damn. Where did all that summer go? Oh, right. Wasted. I start 8th grade this year and am scared out of my mind. I have one good friend, but otherwise...
    LittleRaeOfSunshine LittleRaeOfSunshine 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    The most depressing thing is lying to your partner about things you hate keeping from them :(
    breakersflow breakersflow 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    My MIL is not a bad person, but she says and does things that get to me. My husband and I are from two different cultures, with people from his culture being more direct and...
    luigisprincess luigisprincess 26-30, F Jul 22

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    Both my parents spanked me as a kid but when I reached puberty mom left dad deal with me most of times. At first it was a change for the better becuase at that age I began to feel...
    rcarlos72 rcarlos72 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    Just a word of encouragement for all of you tortured souls. My husband broke his leg this summer. Mild fracture but laid up for a while. His mother came bleating to my door. I was...
    wordofwarning wordofwarning 51-55, F 1 hr ago

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    She is the favorite child, the preferred one. I am the unwanted and unneeded one. It makes little sense to me, as I am less selfish and more giving. I try to help and I get told...
    UtopianOutlook UtopianOutlook 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    He's a manipulative, narcissistic and abusive totalitarian. All my live he never cares for me nor my mom. He loves to belittle us in front of everyone while keep telling me to love...
    haihoang haihoang 22-25, M Jul 30

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    Shut Up Already!-Even getting threatened with it is annoying. Something as simple as, "Don't do that." from my father would irk me and bring the reply, "And why shouldn't I?" I...
    SolomonSaul SolomonSaul 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm adopted. But my Mother and my Sister always tend to gang up on me. Even when I'm sick, or I've been busy or something they complain or they blame for me for something I wasn't...
    rachelharperr rachelharperr 13-15, F Jul 25

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    I'm sensitive. I know that. Constructive criticism is good for improvement. But I absolutely hate it when someone has to make rude comments on my clothes, what I do with my time...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I lost my mom to suicide in May 2014. She had made several attempts in the last ten years and made threats every couple of months. I always assumed they were cries for attention...
    heatherash1204 heatherash1204 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I live nearby my cousins houses.. we live in a small neighbourhood consists of few houses... I hate them because they are so mean to me especially these 3 people.. they are toxic...
    thesimpletruth77 thesimpletruth77 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I just can't stand his presence. Because of him, I actually love school since I can get away from him and just have 8 hours a day with just my friends. In 7 years of knowing him, I...
    EvanTheWeatherKid EvanTheWeatherKid 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    Hello everyone. I never wanted to resort to this, but I feel I am out of other options. Let me start from the beginning. When my mother, Dee, was 9, her father was shot in the head...
    NikkiNINTR NikkiNINTR 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Hey, I'm 18 male, and I really can't take my parents anymore. I'm thinking of running away all the time. I'm sorry, this is a bit long but I would really appreciate someone's...
    Balkan1996 Balkan1996 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I was unfortunate enough to land myself in a house that includes not only my husband but along with my in laws, sister in law, her husband, and two kids. Everyone knows and can...
    destinii3 destinii3 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    In 2008 my Mother in law lost h husband . I tried helping her through his illness and after his death and things were ok.I had never had bad feelings toward her in the past,as a...
    helpless69 helpless69 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    have briefly read some of the stories around this topic and I feel only some have merit as some are clearly petty and a joke! However I will tell all why I hate this f#cking c#nt...
    sayitlikeitis101 sayitlikeitis101 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Oh my... My brother he is 23 and she is 19 I am only 17 so this girl he met her in June my brother andI are also close! Well... Were.. So my brother has been seeing this girl for a...
    lostboysmarko4 lostboysmarko4 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I want to put my story out there, so here it goes. First, my father. It's been just over 7 years since I last had anything to do with my father. When I was in junior high, my...
    PandorasRose PandorasRose 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I will not rant or moan and I no longer hate my mother as much as I use to,but I hope I NEVER see her again and haven't since the last time I went before a judge aged 10 and her...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I dislike talking about this sort of thing. I suppose it is because it makes me feel weak, I don't know. I have not felt right since I was really little. I have been anxious...
    jord4567 jord4567 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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    Starting to hate him more and more everyday just found out from my son that he has been bashing me to him which is horrible.then when we have fights he will call me a stupid c**t...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    Not everyone is pretty and that is okay. I hate how people on this site lie and when I want to be honest I look like a bad guy so I keep my mouth shut. But the confidence boost and...
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    First of all, hi, I'm Ness. I'm not going to introduce myself, so here's basically my life story. So, I grew up in Ohio. My father is from Burma and my mother was from Kentucky...
    Nessuray Nessuray 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My MIL and FIL are so hateful and jealous of my relationship with my husband and step daughter. I really feel like they want me out of the picture even if it means breaking up our...
    amyjo83 amyjo83 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am 5'7 and 205 pounds. In high school I used to be 120 pounds and looked sick, but I felt beautiful. I hate myself so much for how much weight I put on. I hate going outside...
    Calicogirl20 Calicogirl20 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    The rivers that were plagued by my emotions, They run with a force, The crimson tide has eroded the deepest of pleasures, I'm riding on like a racehorse, I'm being brought to...
    HUMAN2BME HUMAN2BME 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    The only ones I can tolerate are my mother and grandmother. My grandmother raised me, so I am incredibly grateful to her. My mother gave birth to me and provides for me, so I am...
    Celal Celal 18-21, F Aug 1

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    It is a tough thing to admit, and for some years I thought of it as more of a love/hate - relationship. But there is little love left now. Only hate, frustration, anger and then...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It seems as though everyone in my family tries to start fights with me. They think making me feel bad about myself and getting mad over there own personal issues is my problem. I...
    chickensoup17 chickensoup17 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    Hi guys, I need to throw everything outside, and I think that's the best place to do it. So, I suspect my mother is borderline type, not officially diagnosed but I can see so many...
    joeyanna joeyanna 22-25, F Jul 27

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    I absolutely Hate my sister in-law.I've been married to her brother for over 30 years and from day one her and the "family" has done everything they could to try to make my life a...
    nanaof6 nanaof6 51-55, F Jul 28

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    I'm 44 years old. I have been with my husband for 20 years, 14 married. We have a beautiful 4 year old daughter. My husband is a raging narcissist. Nothing is his fault...
    ughmarriage ughmarriage 41-45 3 Responses Jul 29

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    I'm sorry in advance if this post ends up a little long, but this issue is very, very important to me and I want to make sure I get my point across well. I'm a fresh graduate who...
    HelloBones HelloBones 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F 6 days ago

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