How's Your Relationship With Your Parent?

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Re: How's Your Relationship With Your Parent?

Post by NL Hartje » 10 Jan 2018, 00:42

I love it, this is very cathartic.

My mom and I get along well. She is a middle aged divorcee AND widow who is totally on the prowl. My husband and I support her a lot. She lived with us for a while after she left my dad. She's a conundrum really. We're great friends but I am getting too old to see her packing a shag bag and sneaking out the back door... :shock: :shock:

My father and I haven't spoken in 9 years. Sadly he's a violent alcoholic. It was all well and good when I was young because, hey, you learn to live with these things. Then it was fine after I moved out because I didn't have to live with it. When I had my son though, I told him he had to get sober to see him... He chose the booze.
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Post by trevdev » 10 Jan 2018, 15:49

My parents weren't the best in the world but they never put vanity above us. We had love all the way and i believe they are a big blessing from God!

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Post by DWAITHAKA » 15 Jan 2018, 01:17

as i grew up my relationship with parents became more stronger when they tried to help me pass life challanges
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Post by notashrimp16 » 06 Feb 2018, 14:51

I feel more of a connection with the book. My dad and I stopped having any real relationship when he and my mom got divorced. I'm still close to his parents, but he and I really only speak once a year on Christmas. I'll give him sweatpants or something and he'll give me a card with some cash and that's it, really.

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Post by isaac45 » 15 Feb 2018, 03:09

i dont have a good relationship, coz of my father keeping marrying bifferent women everytime.

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Post by ASB_1 » 18 Feb 2018, 10:38

I see that’s a unique aspect of this book, never noticed that before. Well, when I was younger my parents were really busy like my mom was very hardworking so she was always busy but my dad knew the importance of spending time with your family. So, I’m not very close to my mom but my dad is my best friend.
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Post by dphelps1113 » 04 Mar 2018, 16:12

I used to be really close to them both, but once I moved out, things maybe strained as we all adjusted to our new normal. Things are currently a work in progress since we have all become different people. It's like we are meeting again for the firs time, in a sense.

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Post by Jkhorner » 04 Mar 2018, 20:37

I know this is an older discussion, but I was just able to start this book, and I am so thankful for my parents. We definitely are better now that we don’t live in the same house, but I have never once doubted their love or sacrifice for me.

We didn’t have a whole lot growing up, but I never lacked. They worked hard, yet tried to make time for our family and to teach us how to be kind and succeed in life. I was definitely blessed with excellent parents, despite those times we frustrate one another.

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Post by Eileen R » 18 Mar 2018, 03:44

I have a good relationship with my parents. However, there are times when things are a little strained but we manage to get through it.

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Post by Nena_Morena » 18 Mar 2018, 12:14

When I was a teenager I often didn't understand my mom, I took her for granted too many times and I regret how hostile I was to her. Growing up I saw how important she is for me and now I make sure to show her my love every day.

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 18 Mar 2018, 18:02

I don't have a relationship at all with my father, any contact with him would be unhealthy to my mental health and emotional stability.

But I am completely honest and close to my mom. She knows me better than anyone else.

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Post by atonykamau » 19 Mar 2018, 06:23

My relationship with my parents good and we get along just fine. I can't say we are like the best of friends but we get along just fine

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Post by jvez » 23 Apr 2018, 11:02

I can't say my relationship with my parents is good. I don't really talk to them about my life. We don't really quarrel and all, but just more of the standard parent-child relationship. They've provided every thing I needed so I am grateful and all. Beyond that, we don't really have much connection.

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Post by Elzaavdolli1 » 24 Apr 2018, 12:50

I think that I have a standart relationship with my parents due to the fact that I like not to tell everything for me and my life even to my parents, anyway my parents are very good because they worked hard to educate very good

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Post by LaurenHaupt » 29 Jul 2018, 10:40

I'm very thankful to have very good parents. They were a little strict when I was young but it wasn't extreme. I started appreciating them more as I got older.

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