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I Have a Sick Parent

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 People

    The Quest Of 4ever : Life

    I have loved, I have lost. I have cared and I have hated. I am angry and confused and I don't know what to do. I have no idea where to start from. My story?..... Well its far too long. its on going and never ending that's for sure. my house is NOT NORMAL. So its quite normal for...
    holdingon4u holdingon4u 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2012

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    My dad has been blind

    for almost 3 years. This has affected me in ways i would've never even thought could affect me. Everyday he gets mad at every single thing me or my mom or 10 year old sister do all because of his medicine. We tried so hard to raise money and started fundraisers for this...
    angelinamaria angelinamaria 16-17, F Sep 13, 2014

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    Why?

    My mom has been battling multiple sclerosis and it's recently feeling unfair that not only does she have to have her life taken away from her as she is too sick to even be herself but me and my family are suffering too. I miss the days my mom would drive me to school, cook...
    Niamey Niamey 16-17 2 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    My Mom Has Multiple Sclerosis

    It's hard. It's been difficult because I have to take care of my younger sister, and also my older sister who has down syndrome. My mom was a super mom and now because of her being sick she has trouble doing normal things, like folding laundry. It has really taken a toll on our...
    carolinadarling carolinadarling 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Very Suddenly

    It all started on what was supposed to be a relatively happy Friday. I was taking the last final of my college career (history), and I thought I heard my phone vibrate several times. Since I was in the middle of an exam, I obviously couldn't answer my phone. As soon as I finished...
    LimeGreenGirl LimeGreenGirl 22-25, F May 12, 2011

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    I'm so broken up. My dad has had Multiple

    Sclerosis for over 10 years, but this last year has been worse than the previous 1 combined. He's my rock and my strength. I admire him more than anyone else in the world. He is intelligent and kind and a good man. And now he's turning into someone I don't know. I can't talk...
    tamstar417 tamstar417 26-30, F Nov 17, 2014

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    My mom was diagnosed with emphysema 1 year ago.

    I struggle with the thought of losing her every day. It is the hardest thing to watch her struggle to breath at times. I am scared I am not strong enough to handle this is what ever the future has to bring.
    Jamielynn228 Jamielynn228 31-35, F Oct 26, 2015

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    Hi so to start. when I was little my mom was

    very sick, the doc. couldn't figure out what she had, if God hadn't healed her she would have died. She had many good healthy years. But then about a year ago she got sick, and it triggered this sickness again. She gets really bad muscle spasms, they thought she had fibromyalgia...
    dannygirl656 dannygirl656 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2015

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    My mom has kidney disease.

    She was diagnosed with it when I was eleven (sixteen now) and after she had my little sister. I'm one of five kids now and although everything is okay with her right now I still worry a lot. Like if she's gone for too long I worry she's in the hospital. I know she's not going to...
    hellotheredarling42 hellotheredarling42 18-21, F Feb 15, 2014

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    Exhausting

    The nights she cries and it comes through the walls are the worst. I can hear her sobs all night as I lay in bed. It's a sound of desperation and makes me want to cry with her. I used to check on her every once in awhile, just to make sure she was ok. I would stand by the door...
    queer4clockwork queer4clockwork 18-21 3 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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    My Life Can't Halt For Hers.

    It hurts that I can no longer be in my mothers life. Its hurts much more that she has convinced my few other family members that i've turned agains them. She used to be a business woman, involved in some government work, things that kept her busy enough to allow someone else...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    My father was a pretty heavy smoker since the time he was a teen. A few years ago, he died from lung cancer. It was a slow painful death that i wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I...
    ben243 ben243 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I've been an athlete ever since my early teens. Having severe anxiety affects my performance tremendously. Every time it is my turn to perform, I am sick to my stomach. I am scared...
    Kiki1201 Kiki1201 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    The Switch Was Displayed in Public Sometime, when I reached my early teens, my parents decided to add the willow switch to their arsenal of implements. They felt that whatever the...
    phillysteve phillysteve 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    The Switch Was Displayed in Public Sometime, when I reached my early teens, my parents decided to add the willow switch to their arsenal of implements. They felt that whatever the...
    phillysteve phillysteve 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Hubby & I have married 18 years, dated 4 years before marrying. He has one daughter who's mother wasn't in her life growing up. I was unable to have children & hoped we could...
    tinkerette tinkerette 56-60, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have the worst cold right now. :(
    travelaround11 travelaround11 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I'm thinking of deleting my account since I get no actual help from anybody on here. Besides tons of people would be better off without me. I don't think I'll do it yet, but I see...
    TheAutomaticMan TheAutomaticMan 16-17, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    ...i used to do everything they wanted me to do, except have friends. when i started talking to guys to meet them as friends back when i was 25, 10 years ago, i started going out...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    I hate my parents divorce. It ******* me off for nearly 16 years now. But gotta accept it. I live with my mum in Queensland while my dad in Victoria, which it my home, where I born...
    brittafritta brittafritta 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Hey everyone. I'm new to this group. Hoping to get a little support and more insight about having narcissistic parents. I grew up in a big family (6 siblings, mom and dad) it's...
    PainfullyAvoidant PainfullyAvoidant 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    BULLYING AS A DOMINO EFFECT ... My father group up as an orphan because his parents were killed in the second World War and he suffered at the hands of the German soldiers that...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome 46-50, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just started dating this guy on the first of February. His name is Michael, and I like him a lot! My parents however, are making false assumptions as to what kind of person he is...
    Prettyinpink33 Prettyinpink33 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yes, both of mine are gay, and we are a happy trio, so either we are all equally maladjusted or we are doing something right. Love you Baba and Papa (even though you wont read this...
    DanteAsiir DanteAsiir 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    I have been sick, really sick. It started before Christmas with cellulitis in the sinus cavity. Then my upper molar abscessed into the already infected sinus. It was one thing...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 29 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't really know where to start. I've been with my boyfriend for 2 and a half years. Everything was lovely and fine, we were both happy. We argued, but doesn't everyone? We got...
    Jennywirral Jennywirral 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    hi i feel like i'm stupid for being here but i just need to post this somewhere and hopefully amidst the infinite void that is the internet someone will tell me that everything...
    lostanonymous lostanonymous 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    'Not too loud' is what my mother just said to me. 'Not too loud', I try not to be too loud or obnoxious when I speak but i'm convinced that my mother thinks other people might be...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    But they have no control over me now
    polylove0210 polylove0210 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I did not realize my childhood was ****** up until.. I experienced loads of therapy. As an 8 year old child, I thought I liked cleaning, if you can believe it. "What 8 year old...
    katysailinghome katysailinghome 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I am 22 years old and have known since birth that I was a "carrier" for a genetic blood disease called Thalassemia. My parents told me from an early age that I was not sick but if...
    dgoodspeed dgoodspeed 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    they have been divorce for 18 years. enjoy them while they are together because one day they'll leave each other. you don't realize what you have till it's all gone. i barely even...
    VictoriaHall VictoriaHall 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Yeah I know when judgement day comes they'll have to answer to the man up stairs. HE may even get them straightened out way before then, and I pray that HE does. But I wish we...
    HarmonyVents HarmonyVents 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I'm 23 ans my parents are driving me crazy I can't do anything without their permission and most of the time it's a no.. I wanna leave the house but I can't I work part time to pay...
    cookie1654 cookie1654 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I'm sick, but it didn't stop me from posting a new story on my blog. Check it out! It's called **Why having Sex when You're Sick is a Good Idea** :) http://kinkykatelyn.com/2016...
    KinkyKatelyn KinkyKatelyn 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    My mom as a child pulled me so hard, my arm/shoulder came out of its socket. I cried and screamed for an hour 'til it miraculously popped back into place. She was always “there...
    pommymommy pommymommy 36-40, F Jan 25

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    I'm really glad... my father has been the recipient of a miracle! He was, essentially, a person without any abilities; he was unable to move anything on his left side, from his...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jan 25

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    I have a bad childhood I've been physically abused, bullied and mentally abused since me and my family moved to my fathers house actually I've met many uninteresting matters there...
    hopenewlife hopenewlife 70+, M Jan 25

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    I was always afraid of my Dad and we had a very troubled relationship. He was very critical of me and I could never please him. He was very domineering and strict with me as a...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    So a while ago at the dinner table my sister and I were talking about our childhoods. It was more about my childhood and how my mum would work from 8am to 9pm or something so my...
    RachelDare RachelDare 13-15, F Jan 23

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    so, im coming clean with something ive only shared with a select few in my life.. back when i was 16 i lost my first love, he was too old for me and was thrown in prison for being...
    HaveIgoneMad HaveIgoneMad 18-21 Jan 23

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