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I Wish I Had Better Parents

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    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 22-25, F Mar 17

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    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 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    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

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    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 18-21, F Aug 24, 2013

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    Traviesaal Traviesaal 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 3 Responses May 24, 2013

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I want knew parents... Idky tho maybe its because my parents mostly ignore me and mostly love my brother more. They are going ghost on me
    JajaMartinez JajaMartinez 13-15, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I'm in a town where I never wanted to live in the first place. My surrounding environment is so hostile, atleast according to me. I feel like nobody understands me here. And my...
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    If I had known you were going to pass away so soon, I would have treated you so much better. I wish I could see you again just one more timeā€¦
    EnlightenedSupport EnlightenedSupport 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    I lost my Dad when I was four so yea....I have a had a lot of time to think about his death, fathers, him and well, everything. I was four and although I was in the room right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 13

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    Jeez i see kids who are 13-17 years in this site being in appropriate... Wont parents check on these kids as to see what they up too!!!!!???
    Gift19 Gift19 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My three wishes are... 1. Wish for more 3 wishes.
    Manuala Manuala 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Since the vacation resort caters to honeymooners (or generally lovers), the In-Villa Eating is impeccable. To place it just, the food stuff is so good, you donR17;t need to have to...
    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Not my entire life but I kind of wish I'd never come across ep. That's where my downfall was. Don't get me wrong it's a great site, if only I hadn't encountered the wrong people...
    WintersSoldier2 WintersSoldier2 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Hi everyone .. I have been with my boyfriend for 4 years and we have been bestfriends ( I'm not over exaggerating ) for about 7 years... We have spoken almost everyday for about 7...
    hopeliveshavefaith hopeliveshavefaith 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I sometimes wish I never knew my parents or that I was never born other times I think to myself how the hell could I have been so stupid my parents are the best. I cannot describe...
    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F Sep 9

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    I haven't spoken to my 32 year old son in 4 years. I still cry about it, especially during the month of the "sentinel" event. I still can't believe it actually happened. We'd...
    confusedinmanyways confusedinmanyways 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I feel like killing myself! Before u judge my parents are amazing people separately but together they are like coke and mentos- very explosive. My parents dont often fight maybe...
    xXPEACEMAKERXx xXPEACEMAKERXx 22-25, F Sep 9

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    I know it doesn't seem like a big deal. Everyones parents are divorced nowadays right? I live with my mom, and about a thirty second walking distance from the rest of my maternal...
    looloo55 looloo55 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    This isn't my own experience it is both of my friends. I will call them Gabe and Sarah( they don't want me to give their real names out). The other day I was with them and I had to...
    Anonymous485 Anonymous485 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was chatting to this guy on Grindr a few weeks ago, he didn't have a profile pic or any kind of profile, but he was 2 streets over and wanted to suck c**k, nothing else. So I...
    crake101 crake101 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    I'm in my young teens and am very anxious and excited about my future, but this is because I managed to recover from depression. During my secondary school years I made a lot of...
    KaiWong KaiWong 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Its bad enough not having friends to hang out with.. It gets really lonely because im an outcast (nerd) and practically everyone in school calls me that. Its not so annoying but I...
    nadinmagdy2000 nadinmagdy2000 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I live with a mom who has a mental illness. I truly do love my mom, but coming home after a day at school you never know what is gonna happen. And I am so sick of it. The littlest...
    hrmo hrmo 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A few friends and I went out for a meal 3 years ago. One of the guys Steve is a very hard drinker - he drinks practically every day to the point of being drunk. His whole life...
    andyp3136 andyp3136 51-55 2 Responses Aug 28

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    So, ever since I started high school I be always wanted someone very close to me. Someone who I can confide to and someone who I can exchange gifts to. But now it has been my 4th...
    endlesswarx endlesswarx 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    My parents seem uncaring of my own wants and dreams. Almost as if I'm just a robot to be programmed. They expect high grades in maths and science subjects yet none of them are my...
    Kiyomizu Kiyomizu 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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