Are you a good daughter?

@CRIVAS (1822)
Canada
January 18, 2009 10:43am CST
Okay so this is a question for all the women out there, are you a good daughter? Do you do things for your parents that no one else does? Do you make your parents feel appreciated? Do you think that when your parents get too old to live on their own, would you take care of them? I know that I do all of thoses things and I have been called a suck up because of it. Does anyone out there feel like I do?
3 responses
@Tiherina (83)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I wouldn't say I've been the best of daughters. I've let my parents down and made my mom cry so many times. But lately I've been trying to make my parents happy. Yaknow, phone calls, visits, helping them out, stuff like that. I feel like I owe it to them. My parents deserve that kind of respect, and I only wish I had given it to them sooner. So I guess that right there makes me a good daughter, but the stuff I've done to them in the past makes me a bad one....
• United States
18 Jan 09
In relations to this discussion i do feel like I'm a great daughter considering the circumstances. Both of my parents walked out of my life when I was 3 days old and my grandparents took me in but through all of the pain of growing up and having broken promises from both of my parents I still to this day help them out as much as I can. My mother for instance still thinks that she is a teenager and that life is just a party and when she gets to drunk that she doesn't know how to get home I am always there to pick her up. When she spends all of her money on shopping for clothes to go to the club in and doesn't pay her bills I'm there to take her into my home so she isn't on the streets. The rest of my family says that I need to let her do all of these things on her own so she will learn the lessons of life, but even when she is old and still cannot do anything on her own I will be there for her.
• United States
18 Jan 09
I think I've even suprised my parents because by all means I was not treated very nicely growing up (dysfunctional family, abusive household) but now me and my mom have been able to come to some kind of truce and we talk every other week and before that I would of told you your crazy if you told me we would make peace. I don't know if I would be capable financially of take care of my mom but I would make sure Im by her side for support because the rest of my siblings are walking all over her like crazy and its hard to watch. Me and my father had a falling out and while I do not talk to him now I would be there for him if he ever found himself ill but other than that emotionally I cannot handle being around him. He got remarried so he has alot of support from his wifes family.