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I Have a Sick Parent

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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 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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    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 13-15, F Sep 13

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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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    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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    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 name is spencer I'm 20 years old and I have sickle cell anemia. It's something I've come to terms with. I have my days when I feel fine, other days I'm in so much pain that I...
    angelface121 angelface121 18-21, F Sep 14

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    I know it doesn't seem like a big deal. Everyones parents are divorced nowadays right? I live with my mom, and about a thirty second walking distance from the rest of my maternal...
    looloo55 looloo55 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    Hi guys, I am about to be 20 in a few weeks and I am still living with my parents. I work and go to college Monday to Thursday but they make my life more difficult each passing day...
    mayy95 mayy95 18-21, F Sep 15

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    To start things off I am currently in college working hard going to school from 9-4 every day, soon to be 9-8 every day, but I don't have a life, at least it doesn't feel like I...
    playitsafe playitsafe 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My parents are crazy strict!! They won't let me watch TV that is inappropriate, wear skinny jeans, hang out much, leave the house by myself, go to a college with a dorm, or have my...
    Miwabromam Miwabromam 16-17, M 5 Responses Sep 3

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    My parents are separated, not divorced because they were never married. I was an accident baby, my mom was 15 when she was pregnant with me, and was half a month from turning 16...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F Sep 9

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    My parents as members of Opus Dei seek holiness at all times, and they practice self flagellation. Whipping is an aspect of their idea of child discipline. I rebelled too much...
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    I the 12 year old good kid growing up suffered a deadly blow that was my parents divorce that I blamed my self on. Got into the wrong groups like druggies and drunks. Damaged me...
    Browness Browness 16-17 Sep 16

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    My mom was a single parent to me and I'm an only child. She worked her *** off providing for me.. So I spent most of my time growing up with babysitters and family members. She did...
    sunshiineee sunshiineee 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    Oh-I do have a 'mother'. The psychologists tell me I'm a 'parent infield child'-so true. Father dropped dead at seven. Had a five year old brother then. She didn't get out of bed...
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F Sep 22

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    My mom was never truly diagnosed with schizophrenia but I know she has it. She took me out of school in 3rd grade, in the middle of the school year and started homeschooling me...
    Laurenp6 Laurenp6 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I went through so much in my life, that I barely even care for shxt now. Mom passed away when I was just 8 month old. And only seen her in 2 pics my whole life and I'm 21. After...
    clifford509 clifford509 18-21, M Sep 16

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    I have to be PERFECT if I do something wrong They will hurt me with their words and send me to my room ( at least they don't hit me ) But their words are hurtful "Useless" and...
    Emoheartbroken Emoheartbroken 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I always wake up the next day finding myself not wanting to see my mother, because everytime i see my mother and she sees me, the first few words that would come out from her mouth...
    TheWandAirs28 TheWandAirs28 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Haha life sucks for u guys!
    JNye8798 JNye8798 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 3

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    My family is super big since the divorse. My dad Keith, had one child from a different woman who my mum raised and me and my 2 brothers. And my mum, chelsea married a man with 2...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 12

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    They are complete ******** who take all they're anger out on me. Who the **** just hits someone and cussed them out because they're mad?????!!!! I can't wait to leave
    cicizzle cicizzle 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Now I do. Something recently happened. My little sister and mom keep crying. My dad seems happy about leaving though. I couldn't care less. I'm apathetic I guess or maybe I'm just...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    What other teenagers get punished for: smoking pot, having sex all around, drinking, partying, staying out all night. What I get punished for: B+
    joy98 joy98 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My stepdad is the worst and he always makes me feel worthless
    Hitzel Hitzel 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have wounds that even I don't see, much less understand or know how to fix. I have scars in my confidence due to lost jobs over and over for behaviors related to my manic...
    eliza0220 eliza0220 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I have amazing parents! I love them dearly. We may not always see eye-to-eye but they've always been there when I've needed advice or just a hug. I've never wanted for anything. I...
    Naoto Naoto 22-25, F Sep 5

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    I dreamt of being a mom as far back as I can remember. My dad had decided I was going to college and I was going, but I wanted to be a mom too.I can remember that I wanted twins. A...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 16 Responses Sep 2

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    Well i always liked my mom when i was younger but now i can see why my dad left her. She is a demon an in fact I may think shes the Antichrist, 1 thing is that she always is...
    wear111 wear111 13-15 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    so ive been planning to come out to my mom because im a lesbian and ive listed ways of how to do it 1. mom: do the dishes me: i cant mom: and why? me: because im a...
    lushsummer lushsummer 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    When I was a kid and my youngest sibling was to young remember my mom used to beat and brutalize me from the age of 4 -11 My aunt knew she lived below us. She beat me with hangers...
    Sub77 Sub77 36-40, F 25 mins ago

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    I just got diagnosed two weeks ago with ulcerative colitis. I'm lucky I caught it early, my brother had a lot of complications when he was diagnosed with crohns disease. I'm 22...
    cmandel cmandel 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    my name is nathan and i learned about this site from a parent at a children's hospital support group. i have a very sick son. i am going to give a little background info to give...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm a Sophomore in college and my parents still rule over everything I do. I am almost 20 and I can't even go to the beach without asking permission. I am sick and tired of being...
    laur1113 laur1113 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    I feel like killing myself! Before u judge my parents are amazing people separately but together they are like coke and mentos- very explosive. My parents dont often fight maybe...
    xXPEACEMAKERXx xXPEACEMAKERXx 22-25, F Sep 9

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    Ok so i have been doing cross country for a while at my school and this is my third year and i am sick of it. I cant take the pressure and it is very time consuming. I just lost...
    liajip liajip 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    Really pissed off at my mom right now. I wanted to try to open up to people, and I joined a choir group today. The whole time, my mom was being extremely rude about it, asking when...
    Kenz42 Kenz42 16-17, F Sep 12

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    I badly need advice. I am starting to develop hate and indifference towards my parents because of what is happening right now. This all started when my father got sick which...
    lovealaska lovealaska 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I have been NC with her for over 3 years now. It took me almost 40 years to figure it out but once I did there was no turning back. I was raised by a woman without the capacity...
    supercalitex supercalitex 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I'm 15 and iv been dealing with this phobia for as long as I can remember, I haven't actually threw up in a few years but I always feel nauseous now days and my anxiety attacks are...
    swimming03 swimming03 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think it's time for me to come out and admit this. I was diagnosed at 17 with Schizoaffective Disorder. I don't like to talk about it much because it's very personal and it tends...
    Shinook26 Shinook26 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I am living in Northern England, rapidly approaching the age of 35, depressed that I've never been able to have a real social life. The problem is that I'm still living with my...
    CodemonkeyNE CodemonkeyNE 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    No kidding - parents called it the "boo boo sickle"...
    Jacques0041 Jacques0041 46-50, M Sep 10

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    My sister and I have been contemplating being foster parents together. We are 100% sure we want to work with kids in the system and help them out. We both have been in the foster...
    OfficiallyMe OfficiallyMe 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13