I Wish I Had Better Parents

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 222 People

    I'M So Jealous Of People With Good Parents

    When I was younger, up until around the end of middle school, my mom would choke me and bang my head against a wall when she got angry at me. She would also count down the years until I (and my brother and sister) turned 18. She would look up toward the ceiling and yell "God why...
    lonelygirl2795 lonelygirl2795
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 24, 2013

    Maybe If They'd Just Paid Some Attention

    My mother didn't care about how my stepfather treated me, didn't do anything about the bullying at school, never even let me switch schools. When my mother died and the news came out that my sister had been molested by our stepfather on top of how he treated me, the family called...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2007

    Do Not Know

    but i do know the lady that saved me at 12 years old was the best mother i have ever seen and she gave me a home know that her daughter and i were in love with each other very much we had a great 6 years tillmy wifes death at age 19 and our mother took her own life thinging i was...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Dec 24, 2011

    It's Not That Bad

    like the title says, my parents don't abuse me or anything, but I think it's worse cuz they feel like strangers...me and my brothers were adopted (none of us are related though)...my parents work ALL the time so us kids practically raised ourselves..but we don't live in the slums...
    123vonnie 123vonnie
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2010

    When i was born, i was given the name Reign,

    my parents gave me the worst name ever. Thanks to them, i suffered so much bullying and hurtfulness and I would like to tell you my story. My mother was very abusive. Emotionally, she would say mean things like I was weak, stupid, a piece of crap, ******* waste of humankind...
    Lostmydreamstothem8 Lostmydreamstothem8
    26-30, F
    Mar 17, 2014

    No One Is Perfect... But C'mon....

    I often wonder what life would be like if my folks actually cared about me. I mean Really cared. To them, as long as everything is paid for... that is a sign of caring. As long as people are talking... that is a sign of caring. As long as we pretend that everything is okay...
    Silver01ta Silver01ta
    31-35, M
    8 Responses Sep 30, 2009

    I just want to have "family time" too.

    In my family, we never had ANY meal together, do activities together, talk nicely together, laughing together, hug each other, say love each other (well they did to my sibling but not me, I'm a middle child and only girl), never support each other, never listen to me, my...
    kingkaewjnp kingkaewjnp
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2014

    Parental Lost and Found

    I suppose this will not take too long considering I never really knew my parents.  However, I knew enough to know I didn't want to know more.  See they were drug addicts.  As a matter of fact today it occured to me that the guy listed on my birth certificate as my...
    WisconsinB WisconsinB
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 9, 2009

    Here's my experience of being a victim of

    parental favouritism. I'm considered to be inferior in comparison with my sibling. Although He's no match against me in every aspect, I've never been more or equally prior than him to them. My choice and opinions have been neglected before his own. I always have to struggle to...
    kebabrolls kebabrolls
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    Sorry For My Parents

    It has taken a long time to finally say I'm sorry for them. They were victims of bad parenting also and it goes way back, perhaps 1000s of years! All I know is that much of the ugly family pattern has ended with me - I don't have kids to wreck. It's too late now and I'm in my...
    jimrich jimrich
    70+, M
    Jan 29, 2011

    I Wish They Tried Harder.

    My father and Mother never seemed to fully take an intrest in there childrens lives and wanted the best for them. My mother let us get emotionally abused by our step father and ex step father, when i was in eight grade i explained to my mother why she need to get a job and have...
    ohpleasesaytome ohpleasesaytome
    18-21
    1 Response May 29, 2008
    Traviesaal Traviesaal
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2014

    Parents Disappointed In Who I Am

    My parents always seemed great when I was younger, but i was brought up in a religious home. Nothing was explained to me, I was never trusted it was constantly GOD GOD GOD! When i went to university I got the opportunity to find out what the 'real' world was like, I graduated...
    concerneddaughter24 concerneddaughter24
    22-25
    1 Response Feb 3, 2013

    I saw my parents having sex last night.

    Message me if you want to know what I saw. EP wont let me tell
    suszieqt suszieqt
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2014

    I Wish I Never Cared What My Parents Thought Of Me

    i cant help but think that i havnt really been who i wanted to be. iv always tried to do what my parents want me to do because im affraid of what they think. because they dont understand that i didnt want my life to turn out exactly how they planned. i didnt want to play music...
    Deathkittens Deathkittens
    16-17
    1 Response Jul 4, 2010

    Because Then I Might Not Be Afraid to Have Kids.

    i don't want to parent like my parents. and that's the only way i was exposed to. the only sure way to stop the cycle is not to reproduce.
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2007

    My parents took care of me

    and I had what I needed, but I never felt loved by them. They never told me they loved me or that I was special. I resent that to this day.
    spicegirl100 spicegirl100
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2014

    I Wish I Had Better Parents...

    Growing up, my parents were good... at least I was taken care of financially if nothing else. For the most part my sister and I raised ourselves because my parents were alway away at work. I never had anyone tell me to do my homework my entire life. I never had anyone tell me I...
    lilythestudent lilythestudent
    70+
    3 Responses Dec 23, 2011

    We Do Not Choose Our Parents

    My mother died when I was quite young. My parents were separated at the time. Mom moved out to Texas for some reason. Probably to be with a boyfriend. I really do not know, as I was only 10 years old. I remember the last day I saw her, she was in the driveway in the car getting...
    Amantcul Amantcul
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jul 24, 2012

    Why Does My Mother Find It Funny When I'm Hurt?

    I don't appreciate having to live with my mother at 25, but I was between apartments and she had to go on leave from work for some problem with her shoulder (torn muscle, rotator cuff, the story changes all the time), so she asked me to stay with her for some indeterminate amount...
    gempcerry gempcerry
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2009

    I Have Abusive Parents

    Since I was born I had a very abusing mother both emotionally and physically abusive she'd hit me with any object arround her she broke my nose when I was about 9 and once said in front of me "god why did you punish me with him" my dad seemed to always take care of me and protect...
    Anotherguy93 Anotherguy93
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 27, 2012

    But Doesn't Make Me Afraid of Being a Mum

    Maybe it's even a good thing..This way I know which things I can do better... Anyway.. they're not the worst parents.. they're just not really good parents.. at least most of the time..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 23, 2007

    Here And Gone Again

    I'm 18. When I was 16 I broke up with this one really huge *******... My mom got with him adn their engaged. That alone makes me wanna die. She leaves me home alone all day when she goes to work, comes home for an hour or 2(long enough to clean up and eat) then she leaves and...
    Lunersox Lunersox
    18-21
    1 Response Dec 4, 2009

    I Wish My Parents Would Grow Up!!!

    ever since my parents got divorced years ago, they have totally ignored us kids and because i am one of the 2 youngest i feel i got a raw end of the deal. they both have new partners which none of us kids get on with nor like. i left my moms house at 17 cos her boyf startde comin...
    lostinthislife lostinthislife
    18-21
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2008

    I wanna begin by stating

    that I have respect for my parents. Mainly for my mom not so much for my dad but in a way I do. I was wrongly treated by my dad. And my mom I love her she has always taken good care of me. But because of their failure it has made it hard for me to succeed. In almost every...
    Sayybriana Sayybriana
    18-21, F
    Mar 25, 2015

    I suffered from physical

    and mental abuse all the way through my childhood and even adolescence. My parents were very disturbed characters, they didn't get on with each other. The last time my mother hit me was when I was 18 years old. She hit me on the face with a hairbrush, then threw me on to the...
    jaguarblue jaguarblue
    18-21, F
    Feb 20, 2015

    I Don'T Understand Why They Had Kids

    Please do not read this and think that I am ungrateful. My life isn't (and wasn't) all that bad, however I strongly believe that every child deserves to feel wanted, loved, and protected by their parents/guardians. I was not. I also would like to apologize for this being super...
    redpanther11 redpanther11
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2013

    Control

    I am 26 years old and still bow down to my mother. As a teenager, I wasn't allowed to go to friends houses, I wasn't allowed to ride in cars with people, nor was I allowed to really do much of anything. I was constantly accused of doing drugs (though I didn't do any until I was...
    trehuginhipee trehuginhipee
    26-30, F
    Jan 30, 2008

    The Truth

    Growing up, i thought that my parents and my life was pretty above average.  I had friends whose parents were alcoholics or who were divorced, and I would feel guilty for ever being mad at my own parents.  But now as an adult I realize that they have made some serious...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2008

    Heartless & Selfish Parents

    My parents are afghan, have lived in UK for a long time...40 years or so.  We kids had no life, werent allowed out fullstop, went to school, college then work and came straight home...god forbid we were late from work and didnt call them to let them know cos they called...
    shek76 shek76
    31-35, F
    Apr 18, 2010

    My Kids Don't Know Their Grandparents

    My mother is an abusive alcoholic my father an abusive dead beat dad.  Both are 86'd from my life.  It sucks because my kids don't get grandparents, but hey, you roll with what you got, right?
    IcarusFalling IcarusFalling
    31-35, M
    2 Responses May 22, 2009

    Why Did My Father Hate Me?

         I was physically and emotionally abused by my father, as a child. I don't know when it started. As far back as I can remeber. He beat me brutally and mercilessly on countless occasions over a period of many years. He always folded his belt in half and snapped...
    stawamas stawamas
    56-60, M
    1 Response Nov 29, 2009

    Sometimes I Feel This Way

    sometimes i wish i had better parents because i feel like their parents were **** poor parents. i felt  like i had to go through all the the trials and tribulations of life because the never thought about their actions became reactive life events..   then i think to...
    freeflowing freeflowing
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 11, 2009

    My mum was bipolar and my dad just had anger

    issues. I always thought they were normal until i got a little older and i realised; normal parents dont throw plates at eachother or burn eachothers clothes, normal fathers dont get mad and leave their kids in the supermarket or hit them because they didnt eat all their dinner...
    mialotta mialotta
    18-21, F
    Jan 18, 2015

    The Song That Doesn't End!

    My mother is a selfish, self- serving *****! She has lied to her family, my sister & me. She had us believing the man we once called father was our biological father and the we were descended from two cultures that wasn't ours to begin with. Come to find out thanks to grandma...
    Beast75 Beast75
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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