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How's Your Relationship With Your Parent?

Post by Amagine » 01 Aug 2017, 17:19

In the book, some of the most interesting dialogue and conversation came from Godfredo and his father Paco. We see that the two don't really have a great relationship as Paco places money and power over his own son.

How is your relationship with your dad or mom? Do you have a good foundation with them? Or is the relationship similar to Godfredo and Paco?
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Post by Izesicle » 01 Aug 2017, 17:24

When I was younger and thought I knew better, my relationship with my parents was not very harmonious. but now that I I have grown up and they don't have to "parent" me anymore, we're good friends.

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Post by Gideon umunnakwe » 01 Aug 2017, 19:09

my Parent and I had a hard time while growing,but i guess age has impacted knowledge,our relationship is not that of paco nor godfredo.

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Post by Riki » 01 Aug 2017, 20:10

My parents and I have a wonderful relationship. I can tell them anything knowing they'll be supportive and ready with advice. Even though I'm grown, I feel my parents will always 'parent' me and help me along in life.
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Post by klbradley » 01 Aug 2017, 20:53

I have an excellent relationship with my dad, and he's easily someone I can talk to about anything. That actually goes for my dad and my step-dad.
I haven't spoken to my mother in years though.
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Post by Chepkemoi95 » 02 Aug 2017, 04:33

I have a great relationship with my parents now. In the past I wouldn't have considered them loving but now I've learnt that they wish me good.
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Post by Kinnera » 02 Aug 2017, 05:48

As much as I disagree with my parents, I also agree with them. We have a great relationship, even though it took time for us to understand we won't always be on the same page about everything and that it's okay.
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Post by klbradley » 02 Aug 2017, 07:04

Its good that you have a relationship with them both!
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Post by Amagine » 02 Aug 2017, 07:40

My relationship with my mother is fine. We get along well enough. My relationship with my father could use a little bit more help. We love each other and have no serious issues. I just still think he and I need better communication between us.
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Post by Ren B » 02 Aug 2017, 23:51

Ugh..Paco.

I have a great relationship with my folks. I talk to them on the phone or email almost everyday. Now that I'm older, we share a similar sense of humor.
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Post by bookiegalke » 03 Aug 2017, 03:21

my relationship with my parents is somewhat stable though I've got to admit that there are instances when I disagree with them but I always try to be respectful with them even when I disagree with them
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Post by Vickyoreo86 » 03 Aug 2017, 03:57

Unfortunately, I have a far better relationship with my dad than my mum. My mum has brought me up fantastically, with manners and responsibilities...So the foundation of my upbringing and morals is solid. It's just that for all she has been fantastic bringing me up she had to deal with 5 children and this could leave her a little distant with a lack of personal affection. She has never been one for hugs or expressing how she feels and I have never felt that I can confide in her though I am so grateful for the kind and law abiding person I am today. I love her greatly, we just don't have a touchy feely, sharing thoughts relationship. Being the youngest of 5 children I am a daddy's girl through and through. We laugh at the same jokes, sometimes rolling around with tears in our eyes. We share the same hobbies of creativity and reading and he is very supportive.
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Post by Ama Idim » 03 Aug 2017, 11:46

I have a very good relationship with my parents but I think I'm closer to my mum. There's really no specific reason why, just has been like that from time.
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Post by Suzzete » 04 Aug 2017, 03:55

My parents and I are very close...aside from being family we are friends, they have my best interests at heart though sometimes the interests are a bit blurry I love them anyway

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 04 Aug 2017, 04:41

I have an excellent relationship with my parents. I was closer to my dad than mom but when dad died, my relationship to mom became closer.
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