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I Hate Criticism From My Mother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 176 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21 Aug 26, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 3 Responses Jan 18

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    Newmommy24 Newmommy24 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I don't like being a Mum... I was brought up in a strict born again Christian family and I was brainwashed that my only goal in life was to get married and have kids. So I did. I...
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    My boyfriend and I have been dating for over two years... We are in a long distance relationship because a year and a half ago he left for college...we are both 19. His mom has a...
    hehehahahohohihi hehehahahohohihi 18-21, F Feb 17

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    omg... ok so the fire dept came over to inspect the motel that susie patel and her brother pan near murdered me to get.... and she is flipping out because it did not pass...
    FreeThinker2 FreeThinker2 46-50 Feb 8

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    I hate my family..... I think they hate Me too..... I hate my brother... I hate when they be unjust(unfair) .... I hate when my mother say i don't Love him because of my brother...
    xboomx xboomx 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I'm so fed up. I was in a good mood when my mom suddenly came and interrupt my life. she would find anything to blame me for my laziness, stupidity, etc.. like she was controlling...
    mlzzmt mlzzmt 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mom and I have never had a good relationship. It's so off and on, some moments we agree on everything and the next she's a complete hostile stranger. She treats my family...
    nb7991 nb7991 26-30, F Feb 16

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    I totally understand how pain - being unloved when you need it desperately - can lead to resentment and outright hatred. I totally get how things even just within yourself - guilt...
    scalner scalner 31-35 5 days ago

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    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28919-activist-publishes-book-of-hate-mail-from-bible-believing-christians-bible-believers-respond-by-you-guessed-it
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response Feb 5

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    I'm constantly trying to figure out why my mother hates me. I feel like she wanted the perfect child... not... well... me. My mother and I have never had a good relationship. One...
    Why1996 Why1996 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I realise that this is quite a long post for anyone to have to read though; essentially I am asking for advice on a somewhat unusual situation. My stepdaughter Emma has recently...
    LouiseBainbridge LouiseBainbridge 66-70, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Nobody wants to be alone - Crystal Gayle 1985I heard this for the first time a few weeks ago and it really got me depressed. Not because of the words, but the music. I mean...
    BoogiesWoogies BoogiesWoogies 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I don't understand my mom and I probably won't until I become a parent myself, but she keeps nagging me all the time. I love several things that she's trying to limit. For instance...
    lebeach lebeach 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Hey DIL’s, I know that we are living in the age of information technology; but if you aren’t on good terms with your in laws, do not add them to your social media accounts. If...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    It just happens... i feel like my mother keeps her distance from me.. and i dont know why...i just feel like she doesn't want to talk to me or have anything to do with me... every...
    Zineq Zineq 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    The guy I'm seeing is a single father veteran. He has a 4 year old daughter, but I find it very difficult to be the mommy she wants me to be. My past and my nature prohibit me from...
    xxxSissyGabriellaxxx xxxSissyGabriellaxxx 18-21, T 10 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My mother in law is a flip flopper. One minute she is acting like my friend and then the next minute she is undermining me about something. You see, I'm African American and my...
    antique10 antique10 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I honestly do. I hate how I look. I hate my stupid fat body that refuses to get thin. I hate my personality, where I'm either a pushover or constantly wanting to punch someone in...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Throughout the nearly twenty years that she has been married to my brother, this woman has sought only to try making me feel less than. The subject of my lesser status hasn't...
    ultrasquirrel ultrasquirrel 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    12 things I observed about my in laws: 1. Inability to recognize and accept change in family relations and dynamics. Your son/brother has new priorities; his wife has taken the...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    Why do I hate? Simple, a rabid dog bit me. I was nine then. First time it chased me but I outrun it. One week later it caught me. A bit funny. It followed my scent all the way to...
    huttuh8 huttuh8 70+, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The ABC's for Mothers in Laws (those of sons with a negative aura)Acknowledge and accept that your son is married, you may not like his choice but it’s his decision.Be...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I dont know why I am writing this, I just need to get things off my chest. I don't hate my mother. And that's the worst part because I despise the person she is, yet I feel...
    Bizarree Bizarree 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    I hate having my picture taken by a random stranger... so I'm on my way home on the bus this guy was with his girlfriend, she was falling asleep non the wiser of his stupid stalker...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have moved over from the U.K. and now living in Sydney. If you do not earn big money here dont ever come here! this place is ridiculous you have to spend hundreds of $ on...
    HateAustralia HateAustralia 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    You have no idea how much I have cried today. I have so much pain and she only concerns herself with that abuser and expects me to as well. Except she's mad at him, I should too...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 a week ago

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    I had to keep these bands from the hospital around my hand so that my genocidal freak for a fake Mother doesn't beat me or cuss at me. She finds satisfaction in making me suffer...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 3

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    GRAPHIC PHOTO ALERT! THESE CUTS WERE DEEPER... I had to keep these hospital bands from the hospital around my hand so that my genocidal freak for a fake Mother doesn't beat me or...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm ready to move on from this disease. It controls my life and I hate living a secret. I can't tell anyone, but I am looking for support and someone who can recover together.
    misternomad misternomad 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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