Life Without Your Parents?

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Could you live without your parents?

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Life Without Your Parents?

Post by sophiemer642 » 05 Aug 2017, 19:18

In the book, "The Expansion" by Christoph Martin, Max, the main character, loses his mother and father.

What would you do without your parents? Would life be more difficult or easier for you?

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Post by Amagine » 05 Aug 2017, 21:48

Could I live without my parents? Absolutely. Even after they die my life will have to continue on once I'm done grieving. Do I want to live without my parents? Absolutely not.
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Post by CatInTheHat » 06 Aug 2017, 08:42

sophiemer642 wrote:In the book, "The Expansion" by Christoph Martin, Max, the main character, loses his mother and father.

What would you do without your parents? Would life be more difficult or easier for you?
Well, I think anyone "can" but "can" and "want" are two different things. I cannot imagine my parents having not been there for me growing up but if something would have happened to them, I would have made it with the help of other family an friends.

As a "middle aged" adult, who still has both parents alive, I will be very sad when they are no longer in this world. I talk to them daily and see them monthly (they live about 4 hours away). I will survive but I'm sure there will be a hole in my heart. Together, our family will get through it.
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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 08 Aug 2017, 19:35

Ofcourse, there won't be anyone who would wish yo live without parents. Parents are blessing and life without them is nothing. I know that because I have lost my mother and there's no single moment that passes by without me wishing I had her with me . It's hard to survive but ofcourse you do survive like I am surviving but trust me life looses its taste.
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Post by Vivian Paschal » 09 Aug 2017, 10:05

I can live without them. They're not going to live forever and I know they wouldn't want to outlive me. But I really do not want to. It would be frustrating most of the time, I think, as annoying as they can be. Honestly, this is one topic I never want to think about. It really really bothers me.

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Post by Izesicle » 09 Aug 2017, 16:07

Amagine wrote:Could I live without my parents? Absolutely. Even after they die my life will have to continue on once I'm done grieving. Do I want to live without my parents? Absolutely not.
I second this. I have lived without my parents when I left home for school years ago. I would love to live with them again so I can stop adulting :)

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Post by Marylynn » 10 Aug 2017, 11:46

I do not think that i can live without my parents. I cannot even bring myself to imagine how my life would be without them. I feel like i still need them and will always need them though i appreciate the fact that they will not always be there. :cry2:

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Post by Excitedreads » 10 Aug 2017, 16:14

CatInTheHat wrote:
sophiemer642 wrote:In the book, "The Expansion" by Christoph Martin, Max, the main character, loses his mother and father.

What would you do without your parents? Would life be more difficult or easier for you?
Well, I think anyone "can" but "can" and "want" are two different things. I cannot imagine my parents having not been there for me growing up but if something would have happened to them, I would have made it with the help of other family an friends.
I agree it's possible to live without them, Im doing it currently. My mom died and my father is MIA, but do i want to, no. I wish very often that i had at least one of them by my side. But I'm still living and existing, regardless of the pain in my heart thst reminds me of them not being here.
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Post by Jaime Lync » 10 Aug 2017, 21:33

I just traveled out to do my bachelors and I'm living in a dorm on campus. I can't ask my parents to stop their lives and travel with me. I have to live without them but I sure will miss them.

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Post by Dh_ » 10 Aug 2017, 23:14

I don't know what I would do. My life would temporarily fall apart because my parents mean too much to me. I can live without seeing them for a while, but I need them to be alive and sometimes I need them to take care of me like when I was little. Maybe living without them while they're alive and safe is okay, but I could not live peacefully if I lost them.

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Post by Cjgarland89 » 11 Aug 2017, 18:01

I could live without my parents. Eventually they will pass away and it's just a part of life and moving on. It will be devastating when they do, but they will go on to a better place and live out their afterlives. I don't think dying is the end, and there is a comfort in knowing I will see them again eventually.

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Post by Afuglsan » 11 Aug 2017, 19:31

My parents drive me nuts, but at the end of the day, I don't think I could live without them.

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Post by Acwoolet » 11 Aug 2017, 20:54

It would be very difficult to live with out my mother. I know I will be very devastated when the time comes and hope to have many more years with her.

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Post by rayn11255 » 11 Aug 2017, 23:25

I think it all depends on the parents. I am currently living without my parents and for the first time in my life even with all the extra bills and heartache they left me with I can breath easier. The weight of dealing with the constant drama is lifted. I only wish I'd cut them out of my life sooner. My vote is yes.

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Post by Leyla » 12 Aug 2017, 01:21

This is a very difficult question.

It would be hard, but life for me would have to continue if my parents die. The type of life I'd have would be determined by the support I'd have from family and friends.

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