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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 Mar 17

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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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jan 1, 2010

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, M 8 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hope you all had a lovely day with your nearest and dearest 😊
    micha2808 micha2808 41-45, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I've been feeling in a rut for the last couple of years. I live in a boring town with absolutely nothing to do but go to the gym; which I enjoy. All I seem to do is just go to the...
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    It's 11:11 time to make a wish... I need something good to wish for this time.
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    I can probably be most of you'll, older sister... Before today, I didn't think of responding to most experiences here on ep, because I can tell when some really wants help, or...
    Chabelle Chabelle 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Hey David. I'm just going to pretend that you're going to read this like I'm sending it to you... but maybe I'll be more open, because I know you never will. So first off... I...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I'm not writing this to speak of myself ,I've done that already in my storys & confessions here I want people here to read this to know that life can change for the better...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I come from a well-off Indian family. In our culture, we have large families and we are supposed to value the opinion of even extended family members when making personal decisions...
    IndianViolet IndianViolet 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I always dwell on my mistakes... I wish it was 10 years ago so I can get a second chance at life, meet him again for the first time, befriend the right people, avoid hurting my...
    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Reward of reciting salutation (Salawaat) on the progeny of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) after reciting salutation on him Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) narrates that one day the Holy...
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    So I guess this is it... This is where it ends.. I wish.. I deeply wish I could've been there when you needed someone. I wanted to so bad, you never even knew. And now I guess.. I...
    hazellmo0n hazellmo0n 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I just wanted to share something with you guys, I have had these three friends since I was 3(sisters). And they have had the worst childhood you can wish someone. Perhaps not...
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