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I Have a Sick Parent

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 People

    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 5 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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    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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    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 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

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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 13-15, F Sep 13

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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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    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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    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

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    It is really sad watching someone you've always known as strong and healthy to gradually get so dependant .. My mothers ms went out of remission 6 years ago . I am 22 now & it's...
    plaine plaine 22-25, F Dec 5

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    My childhood was a depressive phase. Not so much when we were where we live but when we went to our relatives' place during vacations. My mom's sisters are very conservative and...
    unsettledkp unsettledkp 18-21 3 days ago

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    My parent's divorce taught me what it takes to make a marriage work. Now I know this sounds the opposite of what most children of divorce say but this is how I feel. Yes,divorce...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 30

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    Hi I am Angela from Kenya.Am 25 years old and was born with sickle cell anemia(full blown).Am managing it but I won't lie,it has not been an easy road.Currently am told that am at...
    ElizabethKere ElizabethKere 22-25, F Dec 4

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    I've always had very controlling parents and I've never been very close to them. My mother has always been a teacher at my school to make matters worse so I've never had an privacy...
    lostlouise97 lostlouise97 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    so yeah what the title says im almost 20 in 2-3 months and my parents still run my life . can anyone else relate ?
    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    My parents genuinely love me and I have no doubt about that but they can be so ******* selfish it drives me mad. I have Aspergers and they've always refused to learn the basics to...
    geordiegent geordiegent 36-40, M Nov 28

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    My 89 year old father, who has been my dad, coach, mentor, boss and so many other things to me, is basically a lump of human flesh. He doesn't know any of us any more, where he is...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 5

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    My parents died in a car accident when I was 3. I have lived with my aunt ever since. It's hard because I sometimes wonder what my life would be like if they were here.
    meneme2050 meneme2050 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    We all have, don't we? Of course we do.
    BON3S BON3S 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    My dad just got out. The cops come and said we should move scene he knows where we live. We moved 6 times this year. I can never feel like gone or get use to it because I have to...
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    My mum has MS. Thinking about it makes me cry. It's a horrible, horrible condition. I can't talk about it to anyone because I choke up. I don't want to admit it. I become unable...
    maiomeN maiomeN 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I really need to talk to others who have strict families. It is always family business and I really hate getting scolded and punished in front of everyone. Grandparents, uncles...
    Emma20020 Emma20020 13-15, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    My dad is serving 12 years on his third strike (lucky I know). I have spent in total about 2 weeks with my dad my whole life. I am 20 now. He has no one there and I feel it is my...
    MermaidSarah MermaidSarah 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Doesn't surprise anyone, does it?
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 9 Responses Dec 10

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    My mom has had persistent vertigo for the past week. She was confined a few days ago, but wanted to be discharged when the doctors couldn't figure out what's causing the dizziness...
    twelves twelves 22-25 Nov 24

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    My mom is from Germany and she is super strict about rules and everything. It is like "Rebecca your room is untidy, Rebecca don't be home late for dinner, Rebecca finish your...
    ohbecca ohbecca 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 27

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    Put as I wanna take my life I'm scared that imma going to hell I can't let the devil take my soul. Everyday I feel his grip getting tighter and tighter around my life as I try to...
    Ace2117 Ace2117 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    My mom is dating a guy whom I very much dislike. I think he is not nice, doesn't keep to his word, and speaks very dirty language. I would never ruin their relationship but it's so...
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    It's really annoying and nit normal at all
    Court24 Court24 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Why are they always having fights about the ******* money, why just pays my dad just pay on the right time the right amount of money and its all over than. I can't handle it...
    vit1234 vit1234 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    It's so hard to see the two people who has been together more than half of my life fight together as though they were just another person on the street. It kills me to see them...
    sparksofinsanity sparksofinsanity 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The hardest part is to see the two people you love most fighting in the worst, most unloving way
    Lifefucksusall Lifefucksusall 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm an adult female in my 30s. I moved out of my parent's house at 17. I've been married, divorced. I am a parent. I hate my parents. They are horrible people. Narcissists. My...
    h8torade h8torade 31-35, F Dec 5

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    There are plenty of kids out there who have never had to work for anything in their lives and have always had everything handed to them on a silver platter, but not me. I have had...
    downbutnotout1 downbutnotout1 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I don't remember a day where I actually felt normal. Could run. Didn't have my parents yell at me for "not controlling my symptoms". People asking why my legs are all red and...
    HebBay HebBay 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I am just so fed up with my parents. Dad is bitching about his "complications" from his surgery (HE'S COMPLETELY FINE OKAY). Mom is complaining about her rib. And who has to take...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Mom of 9 children here.Me and my husband spanl our children if needed.We only use our hand or a wooden spoon.Would love to chat with other parents that spank :)
    prospanking prospanking 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Can't seem to live a happy life with my parents. I graduated from college with a master degree, found a good job, bought my own house. My parents moved in my house claiming to...
    Damnparents Damnparents 36-40, F Nov 24

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    I have recently become estranged by both parents. I could not take the constant harassment for money and verbal abuse from my father. My mother has never been happy for me but...
    pc3907 pc3907 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 2

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    I am very lucky and blessed to have come from such a nice family. My parents are some of the nicest people you'd ever meet. They love me unconditionally and are always there for me...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I need help! It's getting to be that time of year again and I don't remember the last time it's been this bad! I am trapped in a high school where everyone is catching nasty colds...
    brancappuchino brancappuchino 13-15 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hello everyone I'm emily I'm from Canada Iv had this fear for as long as I can remember I'm 15 in grade 10 and let me say my mind never stops. I think about everything I do, eat...
    emily0300 emily0300 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I am so sick and tired of hearing parents trying to get certain TV shows off the air, because they don't want their children watching it... IT'S CALLED PARENTAL CONTROLS - YOU...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    So my parents got into a fight with me and my brother and sister. My mom is mad because my sister didn't pick up the phone when she called. My sister didn't pick up the phone...
    undeadblackhawk undeadblackhawk 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My parents are both wonderful people. It isn't that they don't have time for me (which it kinda is actually) but my sister has lupus, shes 32 and I'm 22....she's been sick since...
    FeelAgain FeelAgain 22-25, F Dec 2

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    I wasn't feeling too bad, but my cough has worsened; I was sick an hour ago from bringing stuff up. I couldn't breathe for what felt like the longest time, my parents were about to...
    SlowlyDrifting SlowlyDrifting 13-15, F Dec 16