Do You Have A Good Relationship With Your Parents?

My Parents - My Parents
United States
January 3, 2009 7:39pm CST
I have a good relationship with both of my parents. They are my best friends. I can talk to them about anything. Although I don't always get the responses from them that I want because they always give their opinion. I respect their opinions though because I know they love me and would never steer me in the wrong direction. How is your relationship with your parents? Do you have a good relationship with them?
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• Philippines
4 Jan 09
I have a good relationship with my parents, but on December 31 we had a fight with my mom, i left home for an hour and by 8pm i went back home but then were not in good terms til we celebrated the new year, now still the relationship is still cold. i know in some time we'll be okay
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• United States
6 Jan 09
I'm sorry to hear that you had a fight with your parents. Give it time, it will all work out.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
4 Jan 09
I am always happy when I hear that someone actually gets along with their parents. Awesome. I was a foster child from age 5 and ran away home at age 15 because it was a farm and I was there as work horse. There was no love there. I tried for years to forgive them for that but even though I fake it for a few years the hate in my heart for them couldn't be quenched. It made it hard to trust any one but eventually, at age 29 I met the girl I would marry and now we have been married 26 years and have one son. There was always love, even in disciplining. In all those years I never once raised a hand to my son. We have a strained relationship because I was tough on him but only because I didn't want him to turn out like I did. I am sure in a few years he will see that and we will become close again.
• United States
5 Jan 09
I'm so glad you met a wonderful person to spend the rest of your life with. That is great!
@chrysz (1604)
• Philippines
4 Jan 09
I do have a good reltionship with my mom, we communicate everyday since she learned how to chat and send email. As with my dad, i am civil to him, i try to keep in my mind taht he is my father and he is due some respect. He is the irresponsible, playboy, happy-go-lucky type of guy but who cares anymore? At least i was born and reared.
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@sanuanu (11241)
• India
4 Jan 09
Yes, I always have good relationship with my dad and mom. They are so good to me. I don't like my elder sister as she always fights with them. Sometimes she abuses them too. She always think that she is not given enough freedom. Being a girl she always has that feeling and always blame my parents for that.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
I'm sorry to hear that your sister doesn't realize what a blessing she has to have parents who love her. I'm glad you do recognize that. Thanks for the comment!
@sanuanu (11241)
• India
4 Jan 09
Yea, that's why I get angry on her and didn't talk to her for three to four months time!
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• United States
4 Jan 09
I can totally understand you not wanting to talk to her or anything.
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@AnakSuNamun (2084)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Hey there I've actually just started a discussion about telling your parents about your problems. I do have a good relationship with my parents even though I don't call them as often as they would like me to. They're great folks and they brought me into this world,I should at least appreciate that. My Dad is not much of a talker but I know he's proud of me in his own way and my Mom still seems to consider me a teenager,but that's how moms are That might have something to do with the fact that I went to college when I was 15 and they didn't see me growing up or didn't want to admit that
• United States
4 Jan 09
Oh, I know that would be hard to have your child go to college so young. I'm glad that you do know that they are proud of you. My father at times is very quiet and doesn't say much, but when he does say something then I know I definitely need to listen. He is so wise about so many things and I respect him so much. Thanks for the comment!
• United States
4 Jan 09
I personally don't think I have much to be proud of but I guess they're happy I came out to be an OK person with an acceptable amount of gray matter You're welcome and good day/evening to you!
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• United States
4 Jan 09
I'm sure they have a lot to be proud of.
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
4 Jan 09
I was always a daddy's girl, until my dad passed away 13 years ago. I miss him so much. I also have a good relationship with my mom. I miss her because she moved about 1200 miles away.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I'm also sorry to hear that you live so far away from your mother now. I do understand in a way though because my parents live 300 miles away from me so I don't get to see them very often. Like you, I think I was always a "daddy's girl" too. I was the youngest of 6 children, so I think with me being the baby, they spoiled me a little more than my siblings. Thanks for the comment!
• United States
4 Jan 09
I had a very good relationship with my mom until she passed away a year and a half ago. It doesn't seem that long ago at all but I guess it has been. I don't have a relationship with my real father at all and AI would prefer it to stay that way. It has been hard since my mom past and I don't talk to him but I have some other wonderful people in my life that I care about and that is all that really matters. My mom was the type that I could tell anything to and I really don't have anyone else that I have been able to be like that with.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
I'm sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Yes, I know when my parents pass away that I will not be able to deal with it very good. I will be like you and not have anyone that I can tell everything too. Thanks for the comment!
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
10 Jan 09
I have a good relationship with my mother because she is the one who took care of me over the years .The relationship with my father is non existent, I don’t know the man ,well I know who he is but the relationship was strained form the beginning and the fist time we had anything that could be considered a conversation was when I was fifteen .This conversation was just so tense as neither of us really knew how to act because the space between us was just too wide to bridge. The fact of the matter is he predicted that I would never amount to much and was quite surprised that inspire of his lack of financial and emotional support ,I still did well .It was at that point that he joined the band wagon .When we see each other we talk but it is only a matter of formality.Consequently I basically stick to my mother and pretty much ignores him.
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@uditpanda (1023)
• India
10 Jan 09
hello I share a strong bond with my parents. From the childhood till date their love & affection has been unaltered for me. Me,being their only child have taken all my share of their love. I have seen their dedication in bringing me up. I think the selfless love that parents provide is incomparable in the whole world. I am equally close to both my parents. I share all my problems & happiness with them.I promise to give them a comfortable life with all my effort. Thank you. have a nice time at mylot.
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@bing28 (3800)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
Oh yes when they were still living and it's great to have good relationship with parents. Am a parent now and am happy and proud to say I have a good relationship with my children...
@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I do have a good relationship with my parents. I talk to them about everything and they talk to me too about some things. If my parents don't agree with my decisions, they let me knoe, but are not mean about it at all. They have always encouraged me to do and be my best, and when I tell them about something I want to accomplsh, they always ask me why I am not doing it yet. That is their way of telling me that they believe in me. I know that they will be there whenever I need them , and I am also there for them.
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@az03r4 (917)
• Indonesia
7 Jan 09
Yes, me too. I also have a good relationship with my parents although sometimes they are not with me. And sometimes they're mad with me with something that they didin't understand, I feel I must do a defense. :)
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
5 Jan 09
My mom and I have a very loving mother / daughter relationship. I don't talk to my father, but that's a whole nother story. I do listen to her, as any advice she gives is never bad advice. I also consider my fiance's mom to be my mother in law already and have a good relationship with her a well, taking advice from her too.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
As a young girl and through my teens, my relationship with both parents was terrific. Mom and I talked about everything under the sun and I knew I could go to Dad with anything. Once I met the man of my dreams and married him, he and I lost both mothers because mine hated him and his hated me. Neither was willing to give the new member of their family a chance. The dads treated us well, but the moms were so outrageous, we eventually began taking separate vacations to see our parents. All four parents have since passed on and although we grieved for the people we knew as children, the mothers' deaths were almost a relief. No longer would we be separated because of their incapacity to compromise and give their in-laws a chance. My mother-in-law even had people convinced our son was adopted; she couldn't stand him because he reminded her too much of me. Throughout all of this, I admired both mothers - mine because she published several books and my mother-in-law because she was an awesome business woman. I only wish they had been open to our love. Treasure your relationship with your parents and may they welcome those you love with open arms.
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@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
4 Jan 09
Hi There! Yes, pretty much. I mean, we are all close to my mother. I have good relationship with her. We are the ones who manage to take care of our family. With my father, we have issues with him but as much as possible we try to just ignore or just let it be…We try to work things out with him since he is our father. But all throughout, we are okay and have a good relationship with them. Whenever I have problems, I always talk to my mother about it. She listens to me very carefully especially when I am furious about something or about my work. She gives me advices but still lets me decide what I want to do with it. But if she knows that I am going the wrong way, she manage to stop me. Yes, I respect both of my parents and they are part of my life. Thanks for the discussion! Happy Mylotting! Cheers!
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@shenqixu (130)
• China
4 Jan 09
Yes I have a very good relationship with both of my parents. The are not only my the best friends, but also the best teachers. ... They give me life and raised me up,and taught me knowledge about life. I owe them so much and i will pay for them with all my life.
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• Morocco
4 Jan 09
yes i have good relation with my parents especilally Mum i tell her everything dad is kinda hard but i love him :) God Bless Good Parents
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• China
4 Jan 09
I regard the relationship with my parents very important. Everytime when I met some trouble,I would like to turn to my parents for help,they will give me the most truly and sincere solutions because they love me. I have a good relaionship with my parents. I love them~
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@yogtan (1)
• India
4 Jan 09
yes i have good relationship with my parents.Because they gave us this beautiful life.They loved me and want to give me each and every joyous moment of this world.But there are some responsblities towards our parents.So we should respect them.
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@noniefam (284)
• Indonesia
4 Jan 09
i dont have good relationship with my parents cause my dad had passed away when i still young n my mom live in other city at that time so i dont know much about my mom till i get married.
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