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I Hate Criticism From My Mother

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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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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    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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    Life Is Getting Harder

    My mother annoys me too much . Sometimes I can´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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    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 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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    Hate is a strong word but I seriously dislike her. She has never been a fan of mine...she is a very strong woman. She gave birth to five children who are her life. Her oldest...
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    Faker. I think she just wants everyone to cater to her. So she is constantly in a state of "Oh, me". She's always in pain and can never get out of bed before 4 pm, that's if she...
    SuffocatingSoul SuffocatingSoul 26-30, T 3 hrs ago

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    Woqr Woqr 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    My dad was nice to us but when my mom didn't pay attention to him anymore he cheated on her with my aunt (moms sister) we didn't know until when we went to a birthday the whole...
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    There were some people I met in my life that if I knew now, I'd love to be around. I'm a different person. I want to engage. I wish I had maintained relationships with certain...
    shameinnoshame shameinnoshame 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    Hi everyone; I have posted a couple responses here, I am very familiar with PA Mothers now. I decided to share my story and see if anyone can relate to mine. For a brief...
    XXwoundedXX XXwoundedXX 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    HUMAN2BME HUMAN2BME 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I feel like I'm asking too much of myself to stick it out. I literally feel drained going everyday. My classes are fine material wise and my professors are a good bunch this...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    She's obnoxious. I hate her so much O.O She is ignorant. She is arrogant. She is suppose to be in college, but she's not; she works at freakin Adidas. She is also straight up rude...
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    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    Married for a few months. Now expecting a baby (5 months preg yay!) everything was perfect until.... My OWN mother became bitter. I found out she's been complaining about me to...
    lightpetals lightpetals 26-30, F Aug 26

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    I inherited all of my mother’s best qualities. Yeah my mom was a peach. She passed on so many characteristics which are just now blossoming with age. More similarities present...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I feel like my step-mother hates me as clearly as I feel pain if I poke my own eyes. Its an almost tangible, clear feeling that was at the center of my childhood experience. Now...
    whitemut whitemut 13-15, M Sep 5

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    My boyfriend is Black, Hispanic, Asian, & White I love him to death but my sister hates him because of his nationalities. She won't even give him the time of day. Since the day we...
    MsHesitationsx3 MsHesitationsx3 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    I hate my brothers immature girlfriend so much that it has now caused a hole in my own family. Let explain why: My little brother ( almost 3 years younger) has this girlfriend...
    Gingerlocks813 Gingerlocks813 18-21, F Aug 25

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    My boyfriends sister never gave me a chance and has burned her bridges for me ever giving her a chance. I am an American from Texas and I am currently living in Switzerland. I met...
    Roselipstick Roselipstick 22-25, F Aug 26

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    An update & advice for those with crazy MILs Hi there, I posted some time back (possibly several years ago now) regarding my absolutely terrible mother-in-law who singlehandedly...
    DustMite DustMite 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    Don't Trust Him To Walk Your Dog Across The Street If You Value The Dog!- My father, I mean that as loosely as possible, is nothing more than a racist drunk deadbeat. He took of to...
    brokeninkharkov brokeninkharkov 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    As Everyone Else On Here, I do hate my body. The hate is pretty consistent from day to day. Things I hate include: My mousy brown hair, my weight, my wide feet, and my round face...
    Emilys93 Emilys93 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 20

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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 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I guess ever since I could remember I've hated my mom, always day dreaming about a mom that cared and loved me. I am now 15, and I can't even remember the last time my mother said...
    Jaaye1 Jaaye1 70+ 1 Response Aug 31

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    Throughout most of my life, I've been closer to my mother then to my father, for various reasons, we don't get along. My mother has been the overprotective and controlling type...
    Gregory1990 Gregory1990 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    I was always close to my brother when we were growing up. When we grew up and moved into our own lives, I lost contact with him for a few years. Then I signed up on Facebook and we...
    Baralinel Baralinel 26-30, F Aug 19

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    I was raised by a single mom who did very well with myself and my siblings; we loved her and she loved us. Taught us values and how to stand on our own two feet. When I was 14 I...
    TeaColleen TeaColleen 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I hate mirrors. I hate photos. Why? Because they show a reflection of me, and I can't stand me. I just want to be pretty. I want to be beautiful. I want to have what other girls...
    Skollon Skollon 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    DinosaurPie DinosaurPie 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    No contact with my mother for a week now. I prefer when there is no contact. She only contacts me when she wants to take one of my children out. I am considering stopping this...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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