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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...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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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...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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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...
    naranja naranja 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6, 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...
    LadyOfTheThorns LadyOfTheThorns 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 17, 2008

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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...
    FeatherInTheWind FeatherInTheWind 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...
    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...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 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...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M May 3, 2011

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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...
    gorgor gorgor 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    Okay, I don't hate her but I do have a strong disliking for some of her ways. My bf and I have been dating for almost two years. During that first year at the beginning, his mother...
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    My mother was an abusive mother. And she still is. Im today 33 and i realized some years ago that i went thruh emotional abuse. It started as i was 7 and i remember she was...
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    I have always felt disgusted with myself even from a young age. In middle school to now (Highschool) It has increased dramatically. I hate everything from my weight to my hair...
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    I hate myself. I hate that I was born with depression. I hate that at age ten I already loathed myself to cut. I hate that at age 11 I was already done with experiencing life and...
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    Hi, I'm visiting to India after 7 years. My side family is happy but my husband's side family is making excuses not me to visit India . My sister in law said that if you stay at my...
    pakkman pakkman 36-40, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My mother in law is mean. My sisters in laws are just as crazy as her. The rest of his family is weird, too. I am beginning to think my husband is no good for me either. Maybe...
    tiredofit44 tiredofit44 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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    Basically I don't class her as my mother just my birth giver, and I know it's harsh but I've reason, this woman's made me question weather my life is worth living called me ugly...
    lillylexi lillylexi 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    It took me nearly 50 years to find out it wasn't me this whole time - it was her. She's been diagnosed as bi-polar and with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. She's nearly 90, and...
    waitingandhating waitingandhating 51-55, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Will be swapping her weekends for a month. Refuse to have her here Father's Day or for my daughters birthday. This is a special time for our family so we don't need her attention...
    angelfallen13 angelfallen13 22-25, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Since i've been young, my mother has always been drinking. It wasn't that much whilst i was younger but i wish i had not been have to do the things i did. I have multiple stories...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Always have always will. I can honestly say I don't love her. I hate her. She pushed me so far to hating her. But I can't tell that to her face cause I'll get the crap beaten out...
    TwdFireflyy TwdFireflyy 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    OK. I've had it with you uneducated bogans who believe that you are the be all and end all of existence. I'm devoting an entire rant against you. Before any of you start telling me...
    fuckbogans fuckbogans 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    My mom is a hardcore drug addict she has caused me so much hurt in my life and I lived with her for about 7 years of my life she was never there for me so I learned to live without...
    cypress16 cypress16 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    When I was a kid around the age of 5 I was molested 5 days a week for 6 months. It stopped when I told my mom about it and she didn't press charges. Even though I get why i still...
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    Well it is a beautiful, sunny Sunday and the horrible woman is back. Usually she is so nasty, she comes in and the first thing she says is "oh, no hello" then says 'hello' in a...
    AngelinaW AngelinaW 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    My family is loving caring and over protective.... And I hate them, I hate everything about them I hate their smiles I hate how they try to hug me I hate them so much, I feel like...
    cypress16 cypress16 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I hate my sister in law because as long as I've been with my boyfriend, she is sick and sits at home. At first, she had some rare tropical disease and for 2 years she sat at home...
    PancakesLover PancakesLover 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My heart goes out to my friend who has been battling with his son's mother over custody. This child has been through Hell, all before his first birthday. Diagnosed with a multitude...
    moonlightdancer1967 moonlightdancer1967 46-50, F 17 hrs ago

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    I have never hated anyone in my life. My MIL I DO hate she has destroyed my marriage with get son her golden child . I am 45, he is 63, she is 86. Her son divorced his wife 30...
    sueoneil sueoneil 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm fat, disgusting, ugly, and worthless and everyone I've ever tried to get help from didn't care about how I feel. Sometimes I shout on the inside and I want to die because I'm a...
    iLoveAsjohn iLoveAsjohn 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    It's not that I can't accept criticism, oh no...it's just...whenever I come up with a clever idea for something there's always some negative ninny who calls it unoriginal for some...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 29

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    My boyfriend's mother "thinks" she hates me. I write "thinks" because I suspect it is not me she hates. She has hated every women her son has been with. She has been the cause of...
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    Hate is a very strong word, so I'll try not to use it. I have a stepson (he's 15 now) who I have been around since he was 6. I knew that he was gay the day I met him. That is of no...
    needinghelpbadly needinghelpbadly 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Just wanting peoples take on the situation: My husband still has his name on a house with his ex wife. During the divorce it was made that he has no obligation to the house but it...
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    My mother loves to treat me as though I am thirteen years old. I am a twenty-one year old college student, maintaining a 3.8 GPA while also working part-time. While I have not...
    LikeASailor4 LikeASailor4 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I don't feel bad about this at all. I have 2 SD's. I have known them since they were 3 and 5. They are now 13 and 15. I have a close relationship with the 15 year old, let's...
    skidmom skidmom 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I was told one day by my mother that crying is bad and my father hates crying so I should never do it. I never shed a year in front of her. I was never a good chid in my mothers...
    Bluebren98 Bluebren98 13-15 1 Response Mar 23

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    'mom has dementia.' hah! nope, i am not going to say that. mom has NPD. Lying about her condition is one step forward to be like her. Mom is in her 50's. She can't be blame...
    fien fien 26-30, F 21 hrs ago

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    "Maybe you're depressed and having all these problems in your life because you strayed from God," my sister told me. What bullshit. Even when I was religious, I was depressed...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Eisbrecher Eisbrecher 18-21, F Mar 22

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    mutherlesschild mutherlesschild 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    What ten minutes of your life would you choose to return to for just ten minutes? The reality is we never get that choice in a conscious manner, happenstance or serendipitous...
    oldbaldguy oldbaldguy 70+, M Mar 30

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    I loathe her ... I tell her I love her but in my mind I'm cursing her out. I hate the women who gave me life. I hate the women who took care of me for 16 years. I hate the women...
    SimplyyySecrett SimplyyySecrett 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    So my husbands parents have always been weird to me. One because they are not happy together and didn't even really raise my husband and they are rude and clingy. So even before we...
    mad4maddie mad4maddie 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I have never felt beautiful in my entire 19 years. A few years ago, my cousins who I have always been close to told me I was ugly. I felt really horrible and my self-esteem...
    willneverbepretty willneverbepretty 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago