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I Have a Sick Parent

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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 18-21, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 woke up this morning feeling worse than I did yesterday. I haven't talked to my fiance about any of this and I really want too. I worry that he will dismiss my feelings and tell...
    CatLover311 CatLover311 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Growing up I felt like a prisoner in my own home. The only time I really ever left the house was to go to school or to go shopping with my parents. Whenever I tried to do something...
    dokkyo dokkyo 22-25 2 Responses Jul 13

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    When I was around 11- 12 my parents told me and my three years younger sister the were going to seperate. I have never cried more than I did that day. But I am kind of glad they...
    PleaseFindMe PleaseFindMe 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I'm 18 and I have a girlfriend of 1 year. Even with this, my parents still limit the amount of time that I go out. A few months ago, my parents would only let me see my girlfriend...
    anibalmango anibalmango 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 15

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    They say having strict parents will discipline your kids for the better. But despite what my parents said I still went on with my life doing horrible and regretful things behind...
    Ennevi Ennevi 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My parents separated in the late summer of 2006 when I was six, probably the worst time to split up as it is around about the age where you start to notice other people's feelings...
    natasha2607 natasha2607 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Warning: Extreme Ranting ahead I recently turned nineteen, I have been unofficially fired from three jobs, can't drive, can't cook, can't wash, did I mention I happened to fail...
    LiesandLace LiesandLace 18-21 1 Response Jul 17

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    Money does something to people, it changes them. I saw my family break apart piece by piece because of it. It was Not even greed. My family owned a small restaurant and it didn't...
    tommyfung tommyfung 16-17, M Jul 5

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    Luckily, I have had it a lot better than most kids with divorced parents. My parents are still friends, I get to see them whenever I want, plus double holidays!
    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I have two deaf parents and I am caught between two worlds. I don't belong in either one...communicating with my parents frustrates me when I get used to talking to hearing people...
    gabbyxox gabbyxox 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Lolol it makes me laugh when people say "my parents are strict because I have a curfew." I don't have a curfew. Wanna know why? Because I'm not allowed out. I'm gonna be 18 in a...
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    My parents are a pain in the ***. I am so ready for college so I can be on my own and live life. I'm not allowed to date. I can't have a boyfriend, where would I even meet one. I'm...
    Randi97 Randi97 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am currently reading a book about controlling parents and how to deal with the past. It is helping, but I am emotionally stuck. Part of me feels that I am being over dramatic...
    CatLover311 CatLover311 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Even though my parents have been divorced for 8 years, it still hurts when they fight.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I ******* hate my parents, making me go to my moms and **** when they know I hate it here.
    ahoyitsbailey ahoyitsbailey 16-17, F Jul 4

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    My parents are really strict and almost never let me do anything but when they do i go all out and go crazy lol 😆😋😂
    jaynick15 jaynick15 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    My parents divorced when I was 3. My grandparents also divorced and I hope I either get it right the first time... if you know what I mean, or never marry. This is definitely not a...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    My parents separated 4 years ago, divorced two, my mom got a bf a week after it was final, now engaged, she hasn't talked to my sister in a few years and soon won't be speaking...
    cmalley7 cmalley7 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I don't even remember a time wen my parents together. I honestly don't think they were even still together wen I was born. My mom won't talk and I don't ask cause it just makes her...
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I'm 16 have been dating my boyfriend since right after my 15th birthday and my parents refused to let me go on an actual date until I turned 16. I don't understand their logic, but...
    huntersmiles14 huntersmiles14 16-17, F Jul 16

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    My parents are very strict I am 16 and I have curfew and still get spanked and corner time!! The first spanking of the summer was friggen today by mom!!!! Man she wore my butt out...
    brandonpatrick brandonpatrick 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    When I was 15 my parents ill fated 16 relationship finally imploded. It stsrted with a mysterious letter sent to our family home while my father was away. My siblings and I know...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M Jul 15

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    My parents aren't controlling so much. They don't watch every step I do but still they take care that I do my homework. When I got out I have to explain with who and where and when...
    Jennyred Jennyred 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 21

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    I have worked hard in school for my entire life. I have never gotten anything below straight A's and take all honor classes available. I have never done anything bad such as...
    brokeninsidesmilingoutside brokeninsidesmilingoutside 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    anyone else have this problem? there is way too much to even put in this story, but i thought i might share alittle of the crazyness for you guys to see. sorry if it sounds like a...
    cloakedgarden cloakedgarden 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    My dad. Gosh, Ive picked up on his secretive behaviour for the past few months and I know somethings cooking. Im not surprised whatsoever. There are two affairs I know of that hes...
    Larutan Larutan 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    It might be the only thing that I'm good at People and I don't really chat Everything else I try I'm bad Makes me at times sad In poetry I'm really good Most of the time it comes...
    Anderson73 Anderson73 18-21, M Jul 22

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    Dear mom Thank you for divorcing my father! I have often wondered what happened to him; why he wanted me so much and yet never came to visit me after you kicked him out. I never...
    Vanaheim Vanaheim 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My father cheated on my mom when I was just born. He didn't even stay at the hospital with her he just left to **** his side ho3 but he still came back to my mom!!.then after that...
    username3invalid username3invalid 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    My mother has Schizophrenia and her mother had Schizophrenia. My mom hears voices. She has auditory hallucinations most of the time. I can't hear what's in her head, but it...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 1

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    Hi I am Tricia from Germany, first sorry for my bad English. I get spanked by Mom and Dad, Mom use a wooden spoon once or two times in the month, and Dad use the cane if he thinks...
    Pattylein1998 Pattylein1998 13-15, F 8 Responses Jul 3

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    They're just strict about "some" things. Not the kind where they wouldn't let you go out or stuff.
    flyoffsomewhere flyoffsomewhere 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Just because there's no divorce from where i come from.
    bittersweetsourandsalty bittersweetsourandsalty 31-35, F Jul 7

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    I can't stand being here with them anymore. Yeah this is my only home that I've ever had but they make it a house. Not a home. I just want my mama to come save me so I can finally...
    Gayminniemouse Gayminniemouse 13-15, F Jul 7

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    I always end up having to go to my fathers house and I absolutely hate it here... He's so impulsive and I don't ever feel safe around him. 😥
    okjulianna okjulianna 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm 22 and i still can't go out without moms permission. Also, if i break any of her rules i get grounded lol
    Gblue5 Gblue5 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    But that sure doesn't stop me
    notsofab notsofab 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    My friends can't come to my house. I can't come to theirs. If there's a group project that's needed to be done, do it during class or stay after school to finish. I can only...
    CrescentSings CrescentSings 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    When I was 4-7 I thought I saw my mom smoking. When me and my sister asked she allways made up some excuse as to what it was. When I was 9 I found out my mom did smoke and it...
    Aquathemermaid Aquathemermaid 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    GOD YES. 24/7 HOUR SURVEILLANCE
    CrownedWithLaurel CrownedWithLaurel 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    They want me to act as an adult and make my own decisions. Yet they want me home before 12........... When i do come home late its like they shun me. Im the outcast
    lovelyytroubledsoul lovelyytroubledsoul 18-21, F 1 Response