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I Wish I Had Better Parents

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Traviesaal Traviesaal 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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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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    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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    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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    I had authoritarian parents. They made rules just for the sake of making rules and it didn't matter how I felt and it didn't matter if the rules made sense or not. I never felt...
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    I don't have many close friends except for two named Jason and Chris. lately, it feels as if we've been drifting apart because they each have love interests that they're interested...
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    I was thinking that sometime in my future I need to rethink about what I think I should be thinking about and then I realize that I was not thinking and just said fukitall and...
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    I have come to the conclusion, that people are cruel, selfish, no morals and ethics. I come from a ****** family. I can remember what a hard life I had. My parents were Drunks...
    Hellogran Hellogran 61-65, F 1 day ago

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    I hate monotony. I always have. In my 20s my mom told me I love to live in chaos. She was having her own self reflection day and felt bad saying she raised me in chaos so it's what...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Not the usual spat, get hit, runaway or go to your room. I mean fight. It started out as brawl between my dad and I, until my mum stepped in. It was 2v1 against me for about 5...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I want to put my story out there, so here it goes. First, my father. It's been just over 7 years since I last had anything to do with my father. When I was in junior high, my...
    PandorasRose PandorasRose 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I am working hard at trying to be a better person, it's not easy but in the end will be worth it, and after the recent events of what happen involving me and my fiancée's...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    My biological parents had me when they were 16. I think they both had pretty similar experiences growing up and maybe is what brought them together at that age. My grandmother...
    M00nkitty M00nkitty 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    Darrickexp Darrickexp 31-35, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have two moms. I was made in a lab with a ***** donor, and I also have younger triplet siblings, who were made with the same ***** donor. As a child, I didn't know how different...
    livyroro livyroro 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Since I was a little kid there were some dreams had that I knew couldn't come true. That I couldn't learn how to fly, that no matter how much I learned that I would never be smart...
    NegroLeo NegroLeo 18-21 Jul 23

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    I dont hate my life but, its just that dreams are better than the real thing, yeah i know it obvious. My Dreams are full of adventures, love and sex. So, If God grants me a wish...
    Rraj619 Rraj619 16-17, M 44 mins ago

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    A little background info, I'm just turned 15 and my parents have been divorced since I was 5 and my little brother was 2 years old. The condensed past from my perspective: It's...
    illlivehappily illlivehappily 13-15, F Jul 22

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    - family of seven - mom, stepdad, me 15, sister 13, step sister 15, step brother 17, half brother 6 - chores done everyday by 6 even on school days when we get home at 5 - we walk...
    ItsAllASecret ItsAllASecret 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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