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I Hate Criticism From My Mother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 179 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jan 18

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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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    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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    My mother always critisis me!

    I am wearing that why? you look like a horse making my hair the other way you are stupid with that make it stop
    Konnalove Konnalove 22-25, F Apr 14

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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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 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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    Saturday morning where are you?? Almost done with my summer "duties." I was meant to do a lot of great things but being a step mother is not one of them!
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    She has been suffering from this neuro disease for almost 2 years now. We've now hit a roadblock. As an only child, I am almost about to give up. We are short on funds and it's...
    Pugggles Pugggles 22-25 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I recently graduated from a prestigious college a year and a half younger than all of my classmates. I've never done anything "terrible" as my parents' child--never gotten arrested...
    Simplicity11 Simplicity11 22-25, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I don't like to use the word hate often but if I am being honest...I hate myself. I've always hated myself since I was a child. This feeling has gotten to such a low point where I...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I'm not somebody who subscribes to the whole "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say it" theory. Criticism and 'nasty' things are sometimes meant well. But when you're just...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 9 hrs ago

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    I am not a mother, but I do have a question... This morning I got a text from the woman I babysit for. She asked me last minute if I could watch her 3 kids while she went to the...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    My mother is so irritating!!! I can't stand being around her for very long. It seems like most things about her personality makes me roll my eyes. As a child I used to think she...
    lovehate25 lovehate25 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    I was a single father after my divorce. I raised my two kids alone with no help from their mother. So I honestly understand how hard single mothers have to work to keep it all...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 12 hrs ago

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    She is finally gone!! After 6 torturous weeks she finally went home yesterday. So this visit she had the cops called on her father because she reported to her therapist that he...
    roxmac roxmac 31-35, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I've seen way too much hate and bullying than what is acceptable. It's sickening. People are suffering because of it. I know I am. I'm in pain from what others say to me, as well...
    JSylvia1015 JSylvia1015 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    Hi I realize this is a type of phenomenon.... to not like kids from a previous relationship. It s like the evil stepmother fable. You normally like kids but these ones bring out...
    orianaprincess orianaprincess 31-35, F 15 hrs ago

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    This is a carpet beater...my grandma is a nice little old lady. kindest person in the world that makes the greatest ginger cookies ever. she never raised her voice and always...
    StrawberrryMilk StrawberrryMilk 18-21, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I am f-$&ing hating it, I am too skinny for my height, my now ex always put me down for it, I get comments from my family and I get accused all of the time if I have been taking...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Backstory; these two 14 year olds have always hated me. Calling me words that start with 's' that I can't say on here, and telling me to kill myself all the time. All cause I stuck...
    ImBatmanShhh ImBatmanShhh 16-17, T 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I know all the whining about the flag has somewhat simmered down, but I would like to post a story about context. As a minority mutt, I would have been a slave under the...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M 20 hrs ago

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    My mother's perseverance inspires me on a daily basis. All my life she has had to deal with hardships and came more powerful. When I was little she kicked my drunken father out...
    messj messj 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I HATE my husband's ex...I finally said it! My husband dated this woman for a few months when he realized she was wrong for him and told her he didn't see this having a future bc...
    LAE1005 LAE1005 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Over the last 5 years, the relationship with my mother has gone south. WAY down south. So much so, that I no longer want to be around her anymore. Since she retired, all she does...
    gemstar2k1 gemstar2k1 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I really do hate it more than anything . It's like cancer loves my family . My aunt passed away two months ago , she had ovarian cancer and lung cancer . but we discovered that...
    serla12 serla12 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    My husband believes the issues between my mother in law and I are my fault because I am "hard to talk to". I have been married since june but together a little over a year with a...
    ShannonKV ShannonKV 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My husband projects everything onto me. If he does something that hurts my feelings and I let him know his behavior/actions are hurtful, he says it is my fault for being too...
    Imarriedanonlychild Imarriedanonlychild 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I hate how people always comment hate on my experiences and questions. Why even bother commenting if you only have criticism?
    abernesskraek abernesskraek 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    What does friendship mean in Australia? Does it even exist in the so-called lucky country? Perhaps it does but only to an abnormally low extent. Basically, I'm implying that...
    Yaguru109 Yaguru109 13-15, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's hard. I know that no one will read this, but anyway..it's hard to live the life that I have sometimes because of my mother. I love this women to hell and back but she is just...
    WhisperingGrass WhisperingGrass 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago