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I Want to Make My Parents Feel Proud

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    Impossible?

    i graduate college soon and i have plans on attending grad school. once this present semester and the one following ends i'm moving out of my parent's home..i feel like i need to in order to be happy or at least satisfied with my life..not depressed. ideally, i want to live w/my...
    micahN micahN 22-25, M Nov 23, 2011

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    Nothing I do is ever good enough.

    I would like for just once to do something they are proud of.
    Halezzzz Halezzzz 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I always get good grades.

    Like since I was a kid, school was always easy for me, and because I'm indian, my parents kind of expect that I'll always get good grades. But now, I have to work hard for my grades, and now I at least expect them to do more than simply say "wow good job", you know? Like...
    juicer1236 juicer1236 16-17, F Jul 20

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    I'll Get There Eventually

    I've always wanted to make my parents feel proud of me.  I feel like it should be up to me to do what I want to do in life, and if they love me, they'll be proud.  And luckily, I have  parents like that.  I have been in school for a while now and although I...
    sexypink18 sexypink18 26-30, F Mar 14, 2008

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    I Will Make Them Proud

    My older sister is a mess. She's 28, lives in our basement, has no job, has a deadbeat boyfriend, spends all her money on drugs, has been arrested twice, and is making barely any effort to change her life around. She had dropped out of high school three months before graduation...
    LenoraLouise LenoraLouise 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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    Just A Life Experience

    I ran away. If you read my profile, you will see I wrote an expierience about that. That story is not yet over though. Im still dealing with the hardships of my mistakes but yet, a part of me is happy that I don't have to deal with my parents anymore. My parents would always...
    Dani133 Dani133 18-21, F 1 Response May 23, 2013

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    But I don't. They both say I have no chance of

    getting into any accelerated medical programs so I should quit trying. I wanted to become a doctor. It's the only thing I've ever wanted but they don't think I'm smart enough and I don't see why they'd say that if they didn't know it was true.
    chuhulil chuhulil 16-17, F Jul 24

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    One Day

    One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One day.... One...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 9 Responses May 30, 2011

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    Not According to Plan.

    When I was younger my dream was to finish high school, go to a prestigious college and major in journalism. Once out of college I would then become very successful have lavish, swanky parties in my beautiful, New York loft. I wanted all this since I was like 11. & everyday...
    fleabizzle fleabizzle 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2008

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    They Deserve That!

    Seriously no matter how many differences you have with your parents. No matter how they don't understand you at times... At one point of their life they chose that I should Live! They chose that I be educated, They chose to give me my little world-- with its pros and cons...
    tenderfoot1 tenderfoot1 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    Sure

    I want to, even though that may be surprising for people who know me. The fact is that I always fight my parents, especially my dad. I still wish he would be proud of me, and in a way I know he really is. I would just love to really achieve something to make him feel like all the...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F Jun 25, 2008

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    Am I doing the right thing?

    I am in my 3rd year of college and looking into graduate programs. I have been for a couple of years now since it can be exciting sometimes. My parents realize that I want to go to higher education and they're all for it but not so much the fact that all the programs I want to...
    syltutu syltutu 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    For My Parents

    My parents keep telling me how proud they are of me. I work hard to make sure they will always be proud of me. I want to to make sure they know how much I appreciate everything they have done for me. Unfortunately, sometimes I wonder if I really want to do the things I do, or...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F Aug 16, 2008

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    I Guess I Do. ...

    I guess I do. Havent really asked my dad. I know my mom would probably slap me if she could..lol but i gave my dad 2 grandkiddies so i guess thats a reason to be proud.
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky 26-30, F Jan 18, 2008

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    Pity Party

    My story is a bit like fleabizzle's. I too dropped out of school. I dropped out because I didn't know why I was there. I was in sixth form when I dropped out so it wasn't mandatory for me to stay there anymore and I just kept asking myself, "Why the hell am I still here...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2009

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    Is My Best Good Enough?

    I really want to make my parents proud, and i try my best too. Sometimes i feel as if i slack at it though however my friends say i do more than enough to make them proud but i guess they could have been trying to make me feel beter.. i mean i know i make my mom proud because...
    shygirl1331 shygirl1331 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2012

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    Can I Make You Happy Just Once?

    My parents are always telling me I'm not good enough, I was a mistake, I am a disappointment. They tell me I can't reach my goals. I workout twice a day and yet I come home to my dad screaming at me for not doing enough.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 20, 2013

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    I want my parents to stop being ashamed of me.

    Or, at least, I want them to accept me for who I am. Is that really so hard? Ever since I can remember, they've never accepted me. My mom has always pointed out every fault in my personality and I can't change who I am. She wants me to but I can't. And now, I keep becoming more...
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jun 7

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    My Mom has gone through a lot.

    . She didn't leave my Dad just so she could stay with us. Since at the time she didn't have a degree, she knew she wouldn't be able to support us. So she put up with the cheating, the beating, the abuse all just for us. I don't drink, I don't smoke, I get good grades, I never lie...
    beautiifulsoul22 beautiifulsoul22 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    Me Too

    All have so many different accomplishments on my resume and when i look at it i wanna cry. Every thing on there that i have done was some what motivated by wanting my mom to approve of me. It's not that we have a bad relationship it's that we have none, like i could just leave...
    unnoticed unnoticed 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5, 2008

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    A Father, A Daughter And A Knife (Is Not What It Sounds Like)

    A father giving a knife his kid is considered as a rite a passage. It’s the first step to the looming adulthood. According to the tradition a knife is a tool, a symbol and an accessory. I know that in many other cultures receiving a knife as a gift can be a major insult. I have...
    Korovjev Korovjev 22-25 Mar 11, 2013

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    I Just Want To Understand

    All my life I wanted to make my mom proud, always putting her first... I went thru hell living with her but I never judged her never blamed her, I knew **** was hard and I knew I couldn't get everything I wanted and that's why I never asked her for ****. I don't know how but I...
    china25 china25 18-21, F Sep 14, 2012

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    I have always had a pressure put upon myself to

    be this perfect daughter. Be cute. Be skinny. Be average height. Be smart. Be perfect. And that sounded great to me, who wouldn't want to be all those things! However these things were not simple things that I could just check off like a grocery list. I was cute, sure, I was...
    mathanky mathanky 36-40, F Jul 10

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    I Wish

    My fiancee is the only one that understands that I want to get a job, I am trying to get a job, and I can't work any harder. And that I am trying to do something with my life, it's just not as easy as it looks. My parents, however, just look at the fact that I am not in school...
    sweetie1989 sweetie1989 18-21 Mar 13, 2009

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    This is the only thing I know I want out of

    life right now. Things haven't been easy and I admit I've blamed a lot on their separation, though I've never openly said that to either. However, all I know is I want to make them proud. To be the first member of my close family to go through university, to get a job in a...
    Ophello Ophello 18-21, M Feb 5

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    Repayment

    In fairness, no matter what I would have decided to do with my life, my parents would have expressed pride in me.  My father had one piece of advice for me as a child and that was no matter what I done with my life he would not mind, as long as "I done good". I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 12, 2008

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    Today was not a great morning.

    I am 19 years old and my mom found condoms in my wallet, I don't have any privacy whatsoever. I've never done anything wrong as far as taking advantage of drugs/ I'm not an alcoholic. I am still in school; it's community college I know it's not the same, but all my credits will...
    MJack1234 MJack1234 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Just One "good Job"

    I have never been a person who could feel proud of myself for anything that I have accoplished. I know that I will never please myself, but I desperately want my parents to be proud of me. I am a college grauate, and have gotten strait A's throughout my entire schooling. I was...
    darkerside16 darkerside16 22-25 Feb 19, 2012

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    I Feel Like. .

    i always let them down. like nothing is ever good enough for them. they compare me to my 12 yr old borther. come on now...
    taraxlovesxevan taraxlovesxevan 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2008

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    I Want To... But I Fail Over An Over

    i want to make my mom proud, but she despises my long distance relationship.. has refused that i talk to him ever again.... im now down to only txtin him, talkin to him on yahoo, and when she is gone, having him call my house.. can't use my cell cuz the bill is in her name and...
    iGotMine8 iGotMine8 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 24, 2007

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    I Really Wish Too...

    I'm sorry to bother you with this story, I hope I'm no trouble. My parents have been apologising for me all my life... and since I dress like a girl, it makes them have to apologise even more. I have no good talents, and I feel like my parents hate me... I wish I could at least...
    RitsuSohma RitsuSohma 22-25, M Aug 8, 2008

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    I take three steps forward with my Dad,

    then five steps back. Today, a ton of his stuff was ruined and molded, and although it was mostly my brother's fault, I'm getting the blame since I was somewhat involved. Now my Dad won't look at me or speak to me. I don't think he's ever been so angry. And because I'm a...
    Tris01 Tris01 26-30, F Sep 3

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    My Dad Could Beat Up Your Dad...

    When I was a kid, around the age of ten, my next door neighbor and best friend in the whole world was named Bojo. I remember we used to play for hours in my awesome, ginormous sandbox behind the garage or dig up old buried pet carcases in the alley or climb on the huge mound...
    SkyeGuy SkyeGuy 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 9, 2010

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    Maybe A Little Too Much???

    My Dad's done so much to get my sister and I where we are (in college and with a vast future ahead of us), that I want to make him proud almost as much as I want to make myself proud! That right there is only reason why I don't cave under the pressure. And it's funny because this...
    zoebabii328 zoebabii328 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2011

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    I Just Want To

    buy her a car and be able to put 1,000 in a bank acct ever month..it's what i've always wanted...maybe, hopefully it'll happen one day :)
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F Dec 28, 2009

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    My brother was always the one

    that got good grades, I one the other hand didn't really do that well. I struggle in a lot of subject as for my brother he gets straight A's and passes all of his classes. I feel like such a failure compared to him and I just want to prove to my parents that I can be just as...
    simmy6789 simmy6789 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I'M The Only One.

    My parents divorced when I was 9. Neither my mother or father have been perfect. They've made mistakes that have disheartened me greatly. This might sound like a divorce or I hate my parents story at first, but keep reading. My oldest brother has been mentally disabled since...
    amee100 amee100 26-30, F Sep 22, 2013

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    I spent about fourteen years trying to make my

    parents feel proud. I have always maintained a 4.0, but they always felt as if that wasn't enough.
    HirariHuur HirariHuur 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Relationship And Family Delimma. Please Help!

    I met this guy at my university two years ago. He was a friend that I thought was cute and we started liking each other, and eventually started going out. He is the sweetest and most caring guy I've met. Coming from a family in which my dad wasn't nice to my mom (abuse/cheating...
    Artemis00 Artemis00 18-21 1 Response May 22, 2010

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    I Do

    I want to make them proud. i want to better myself so they will feel better. but when i fail at it i cant bear to tell them becasue i hate the looks they give me when i do. i dont beleive them when they say they will always love and be proud of me. i just dont. i went from them...
    Silent20 Silent20 18-21, F Jan 24, 2012

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    To Know God

    A bout a week ago I went on a SEARCH retreat and enjoyed a very pleasant moment with God. However, it did not start out nor end the way I had thought it would.At this moment, I was in the chapel being prayed over by Mr. and Mrs. Schoenfelder.  I simply asked that they pray that...
    dearCornelia dearCornelia 18-21, F Nov 29, 2011

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    This is one of the times

    when I sorely wish my father were still alive. I'm shopping for a Morgan Plus 4 and I imagine telling my dad I bought one. He'd be the only person I know that would understand and appreciate such a thing. I would love to take him for a spin. He had never outright told me he was...
    baconforest baconforest 41-45 1 Response Jul 29

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