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I Have Parents That Dont Understand Me

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    What Can I Do About This?

    I love my mom from the bottom of my heart but sometimes I wonder why she behaves the way that she does. My biological is kind of in the picture still but my mom is married to someone else. No disrespect or anything but I have never felt that this man she is married to has ever...
    beautywithin20 beautywithin20 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    Parents Dont Get It

    dont get me wrong,i love my parents deeply,but they do not understand me or what i feel.Im finally happy,and it seems they dont want me happy.Well my mom loves my boyfriend but i feel lik my dad is tryin to mak me pick between my family and my boyfriend.Every week ive been leavin...
    demonicsangel2011 demonicsangel2011 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2011

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    Yup, i am 170 pounds now (my parents dont know i have gained 4 pounds). I wanna be more than 180 but i believe my parents wont let me get fat like that.
    Icantbefat Icantbefat 16-17, M Dec 30, 2014

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    My parents met each other in AA (Alcoholics Anonymous.) Needless to say, the marriage was unhappy, short-lived and my sister and I are pretty much genetically destined for...
    bowlofsurreal bowlofsurreal 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Recently, I have just found out that my dad does marijuana. I honestly don't know how to react. His secret is plainly obvious - he hides marijuana by wrapping it in foil and...
    TheLonelyWandererSeekingSolace TheLonelyWandererSeekingSolace 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    The other day I was talking to my dad about a friend of mine who supposedly almost took her own life and he began to tell me about one of his friends who passed on a few years ago...
    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn 13-15, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Some quotes I found that I think may help some parents understand their child's estrangement better. Not posting to be mean but to try to show the other side of the coin so there...
    Violet22 Violet22 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    This is a lengthy post I am about to write and am doing so mainly out of desperation just to vent how I am feeling at this moment because I am drowning in a sea of unhealthy...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 26-30, F Jan 6

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    You told me I was important to you and you'd never get tired of me. But where are you now?As I'm laying here thinking of you I can only imagine you're reading my messages and...
    LilahWolf LilahWolf 16-17, F Jan 6

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    I'm always so emotional. I wish he were more compassionate. tell me he misses me too. instead he avoids anything too feely. as more time passes since he left . I just feel as if he...
    olivepop4ever olivepop4ever 26-30, F Jan 8

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    If interested and have an understanding of the guidelines then let me know.Obviously make sure you have a Facebook account.
    IZZYNUDIST IZZYNUDIST 41-45, M 6 Responses Jan 10

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    Right now, my father is in the den rehearsing...and man...it's like his bass is singing. Compared to him? I'm garbage. Lol This isn't a pity party. You have to understand one...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M Jan 11

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    If you don't have an understanding of sex or how sex works, you probably shouldn't be having sex. It's as simple as that.
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not really. But I want to be diagnosed soon, as I believe I have it. You see, all my life I've struggled to live normally. I failed. A lot of people dislike me because I am...
    deeplydull deeplydull 18-21, F 42 mins ago

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    When I was younger I was always envious of my brother who was 3 years younger than me. Both of my parents were working, therefore my grandparents would babysit us until they pick...
    kkechara kkechara 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    A few simple of experiences of why I have cried in school: Kindergarten: I called a boy in my class stupid, then later when I saw a police car park in front of the school I started...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Now I know I don’t have it nearly as bad as others when it comes to suffocating parents. I live 2000 away from them, only call them once a week, and overall had a good...
    queenbeeaj queenbeeaj 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I can understand some obsession with "The Exorcist", but it was never meant to be a horror film. None of us even wanted it to be, it just had that effect. It is actually supposed...
    LindaDeniseBlair LindaDeniseBlair 51-55, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Understanding women is not a mystery. When you are wrong , you apologize and when she's wrong, you apologize. Who agrees with me??
    stevewalker271 stevewalker271 41-45, M 1 Response 36 mins ago

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    Alright so I'm curious and just looking for answers. Throughout my life I have always had trouble expressing myself to others, wether it be joy, sorrow, exc. I bottled up a lot, I...
    TheNeverendingLlama TheNeverendingLlama 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    Our plumber was over. I had just finished my shower and got into my short gown (just below my bum) I had just done my make up and brushed my hair and went downstairs for a drink...
    Frankiehw Frankiehw 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    This site seems great for sharing experiences and getting advice from people who go through similar problems, so here I am to tell my story. I don't know where else to turn, so...
    WanderingWraith WanderingWraith 18-21, F a week ago

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    I stumbled across this literally about half an hour ago while surfing the net and I think I may actually have this. It may be a result of my ADHD/ADD (I have yet to get it tested...
    divermel divermel 18-21, F 57 mins ago

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    I honestly am failing to understand the people around me. I don't understand myself at times either, but I just want to talk about this. I was feeling like crap, and still am. My...
    simmerdame simmerdame 16-17, F Dec 27, 2014

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    The uncle I suspect of raping me died this Monday... And memories started to haunt me again. All the things I keep inside... Most of them are about my grandmother. He used to live...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Falling snow, falling snow, Won't you bring back all that I ever did know? How you work your magic on me, Like the stars in the sky that I see! You're but a memory, Bringing...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I began working for my current family in August, and I really love them. They have a wonderful, large house with a huge basement which has become a play room for the kids. They pay...
    KellaBug KellaBug 22-25, F Jan 15

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    I've been reading the book "Abandoned Parents: The Devil's Dilemma: The Causes and Consequences of Adult Children Abandoning Their Parents" by the author Sharon A. Wildey. This...
    MuchStrongerNow MuchStrongerNow 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    My parents are so strict and I mean soooo strict. They got married to each other when my mom was 15 and my dad was 17, but they can't even trust me with anything. Every time I'm in...
    EmilyNMH EmilyNMH 16-17, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Sorry but this will be a long read. I have an emotionally abusive father. It is hard to cope with but it's gotten a thousand times better since I moved out of his home 4 years ago...
    Emericia Emericia 22-25 Dec 26, 2014

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    My family is a very complicated one. On my mum's side, I have 2 aunts and an uncle. To make you understand my life story better, I'll give fake names and just talk about the big...
    CloeSmile CloeSmile 16-17, F Jan 2

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    I'd really like to know if my story is similar to anybody else's. I was diagnosed with BPD at 14, after being told it was Depression, then Bipolar, etc etc. Almost as if it was a...
    skyworm skyworm 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Ever since I was about seven, I've had these bizarre experiences. It all started in my bedroom. I couldn't tell you exactly when it began, but I know it started a little whispers...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx 70+ Jan 11

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    It's been a few weeks now and every time I'm trying to go out, my mom gets upset and brings up the guy I'm talking to. She tells me that I can do so much better and that I should...
    edpj25 edpj25 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I hate saying it but ive given up on trying to reach out to them, they will never change, and there the type that put material things first. It makes me laugh that these two got a...
    sace1375 sace1375 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It didn't help anything. It just made me afraid of belts, especially considering that my mom would ONLY ever use corporal punishment when she was grumpy about something that...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 6 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Cause parents don't understand when they go through divorce the kids do too.
    germany100 germany100 16-17, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I'm in college and I'm supposed to graduate next year if I can hold everything together and not lose my mind. Everyone around me is successful and has their career goals already...
    AnnaSays AnnaSays 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I want to become a vegetarian, but my parents - especially my mother - would not be supportive. She thinks it's a hype: "nowadays, everybody's a vegetarian"
    Spaas Spaas 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I've lost both of my parents in the span of a year. My mother developed lung cancer, even though she never had a cigarette in her entire life, and my father to a heart attack about...
    astute99 astute99 13-15, F Dec 30, 2014

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    This is not literal to me. Im not homeless. I live in a house under my parents roof. However, its a weird sensation when you feel more at home at your work than you fo your house...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Jan 14

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    My relationship with my mom is... problematic, I'd say. We are in touch, however the best thing that ever happened to our relationship was distance. We love each other, but our...
    whatsername whatsername 22-25, F a week ago

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    I love my parents. My stepdad is not doing to well he took some sleeping pills and my mom and i think he OD. So everyone will you please keep my family and i in your prayers. I...
    harlemwildcatbaby harlemwildcatbaby 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I heard this report on the radio today... It's from Colorado Public Radio, and it was a piece about children that grow up in poverty, or even homeless. They interviewed this girl...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have extreme social anxiety and I feel like it's killing me. If I go to a restaurant like subway or anything, I won't eat.. Because that involves talking, I'm better about it...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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