I Want to Make My Parents Feel Proud

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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

    My parents were never the type to acknowledge

    my accomplishments. When I get A's it was because it was an "easy class." When I accomplish something, they want to hear more. I'm always being compared to other kids, smarter kids, more successful people, and I'm so sick of that. I'm my own person, I move at my own pace, and I...
    laurenwilliams18 laurenwilliams18
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    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.
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    2 Responses May 20, 2013
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    Jun 7, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2014

    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
    1 Response May 5, 2008

    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

    But I never do. I wish I could just stop

    hearing about other kids and how much better they are than me. I wish I could actually do something to make them proud that I'm their daughter and they wouldn't wish that they had given birth to someone else.
    chuhulil chuhulil
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jul 29, 2014

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 3, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    May 23, 2013

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    Feb 5, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Jul 24, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2014

    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

    I would say I care far too much what my parents

    think. Part of the problem is that I've always felt like they do not care about things that actually matter. They are relatively superficial and I have felt in the past that their love for me has been based on how I look. I gained some weight while I was in school and I noticed...
    GlitterJules GlitterJules
    26-30, F
    Nov 22, 2015


    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


    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


    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
    Jul 12, 2008

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 10, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    Nothing I do is ever good enough.

    I would like for just once to do something they are proud of.
    Halezzzz Halezzzz
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    Sep 22, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    Feb 19, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    Jul 20, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2014

    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

    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

    I realy want my parents feel proud of me,

    but im a mess. Im stupid (low grades dont care how hard i study) Im not preatty at all (i have a lazy eye, Marks on my face and a messy hair) And i have a perfect brother, im nothing next to him if you do a comparation, im a horrible daughter. What can i do for make my...
    antomg1 antomg1
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    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, 2014

    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

    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
    Mar 11, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2014

    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
    1 Response May 22, 2010
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