I Wasn't Appreciated As a Child

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    Second String

    While growing up, I always seemed to be "second-string" in the life of my parents.  My father loved the bottle too much and my mom... well, my mom appreciated me because I got her money from my dad (I found THAT out when I moved away from my mom at 16 and tried to...
    wikkedirish wikkedirish
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2008

    I Tried Everything I Could For Attention

    No matter what I did, it was never good enough.I offered to help with chores.I got good grades.I kept my room neat.I didn't talk back.I didn't show any emotion whatsoever.I didn't throw fits when I didn't get what I wanted.Yet, my sister, the "baby", got all the attention from...
    Emokitten Emokitten
    18-21, T
    1 Response Jun 2, 2011

    Gee Dad...

    It didn't matter how hard you worked, my dad called us kids lazy our whole lives. If I took initiative and shoveled the snow out of the driveway without being told first, there was always something not good enough about it. It was always like that with him, it didn't matter how...
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    1 Response Nov 21, 2010

    My Mother, My Greatest Adversary

    Things were great when I was younger. Much younger.  My mother and I spent so much time together because all that we had was each other. My dad was an alcoholic and they separated when I was very young.  Start of a great friendship, right?  One would think. ...
    wikkedirish wikkedirish
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 15, 2008

    Taken Down

    by bugsy and never once invited to any show... no birthday cards... no letters to say "thinking of you at school or sick or abused... etc" never did he show me the kind of comfort he could have... to protect me as the police are suppose to --- they should have come and talked to...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Apr 2, 2011
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