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Relationships with parents - July 23rd 2010, 08:04 AM

I can't figure out what is going on with the world today. On here, at school, no one seems to have a good relationship with their parents anymore. All summer I've been hearing from friends that can't wait for school to start because they hate being home, or friends that are so thankful that they didn't go home, and they keep asking me how I can stand to be home for so long. I don't know, maybe because I love my parents.

Don't get me wrong my parents give me hell. My dad constantly takes out all of the bad things going on in his life on me. My mother takes out her frustration about him on me, and then all of the rest of the time doesn't seem to want to spend time with me. We all fight constantly and drive each other crazy. But I still love them. Even when my father makes me feel like absolute crap, I still love him. It's not easy for me when I'm home, but I honestly don't like it when I go to school. I miss being able to see them everyday, and talk to them, and kiss them goodnight. And I just can't understand why I seem to be the only person like that.

There are some friends that I kinda get it. One is gay and his mother isn't that happy about it and his extended family has no idea. The other has very religious parents that have decided she has made too many bad decisions (got a tattoo, dated an atheist) so they are just going to control her life. But everyone seems to dread going home, and I don't even think that they know what a bad home situation is really like.

So seriously what is up? Is it just the fad right now to dislike your parents?


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Re: Relationships with parents - July 23rd 2010, 10:53 AM

No you're just a good daughter.

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Re: Relationships with parents - July 23rd 2010, 02:33 PM

I agree completely with you. I don't have a relationship with my dad, for the simple fact that he walked out when I was two years old and left my mom all alone with me. Before my mom passed away, I had a great relationship with her. She was like my best friend. I get really offended and upset when people say about how they hate their moms for giving them a curfew or for grounding them. You just don't know what you have till it's gone, I guess.



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Re: Relationships with parents - July 24th 2010, 03:50 AM

College-age kids want their independence... and generally, going home means giving up certain aspects of your independence. When you're living in a dorm room, you can stay up however late you want, have boys/girls over, do your homework whenever you want to, etc. When you go home, though, you may have to answer to someone again... and I can't blame 18-22 year old men and women for dreading that.





   
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Re: Relationships with parents - July 24th 2010, 04:54 AM

I think there's a difference between dreading having to follow rules, and constantly complaining about your parents, and not wanting to spend any time with them.


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