Do you get along with your parents

United States
November 28, 2006 5:17pm CST
I try to as much a spossible. But me and my mother have a distant relationship because she has put me through so many hardships and pain. It's hard to forgive and forget.
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@malsun (1528)
• United States
29 Nov 06
we have our usual differences but at the end of the day i am able to convince them to see my point of view and most of the time it works in my favor.
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• United States
30 May 07
that's normal
@Aali311 (6125)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Yes I do, I only know my mother, we get along very well.
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• United States
30 May 07
that's great to hear!
@rawpoet (2047)
• United States
29 Nov 06
No, I'm not close with my parents. I've been very hurt, and you're right, it's so hard to forget it all.
• United States
30 May 07
i agree its hard sometimes
@rangics (1335)
• Philippines
30 May 07
I'm sorry to hear that. I guess it's hard to be like that. I'm just glad me and my parents are getting along well with each other. We may have experienced conflicts or mis-understandings sometimes but sooner we get to settle issues that caused our conflicts. I just do hope you can find it in your heart to forgive and forget soon though i know it's real hard for you. After all, she's still your mom. Godbless friend! ;)
• United States
3 Jun 07
very true
@hotbiatch (276)
• Philippines
30 May 07
Is it not funny that we often do not get along with the parent we have more similarities with? Try to observe why you don't like your mom is it because she is always nagging? try then to observe yourself and you'll find out that you are also a nagger. Maybe that is also why you get along with your father. It might be because what attracted your mother to your father might be the same attitude you and your mother have in common.
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• United States
3 Jun 07
thats interesting
• South Africa
30 May 07
Although we have been through very difficult times, I do get along with my parents. You get to a point in life or something happens where you loose a special person and you realise that they will not be around forever and sometimes you have to put your pride in your pocket and try to fix whatever problems there might be. One day you wake up and they are gone, and them you cant tell them how you feel.I am very close to my family although my mom and dad are divorced.
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• United States
3 Jun 07
true
30 May 07
yes most of the time...but it was definitely better when i lived away from them. it feels like they are interfering in my life sometimes which is frustrating.
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• United States
3 Jun 07
i feel things may be better when i move away also
@prasad1961 (5602)
• India
29 Nov 06
My parents in anticipation of the same, the left me to heaven making me alone here.
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• United States
30 May 07
sorry to hear that
@vmoore709 (1102)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I get along great with my dad, however, my mom is a different story just like you. I try real hard.
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• United States
30 May 07
similar situation
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Yes, I am 39 and I get along with both of my parents, who are in their 70s.
• United States
28 May 07
wow, that's great
• South Africa
29 Nov 06
I get along well with both my parents - I admire them both greatly :) Of course when I was a teenager I didn't feek that way! I think we grow closer to them as we grow older. But a good relationship with your parents is one of the special things you can have. I say forgive and forget and experience the love of your parents now while you still can :) Whatever they may or may not have done - they made you and that in itself is a pretty special bond you share :)
• United States
28 May 07
its not that easy as forgive and forget. it is hard at times. sometimes its ok to love that person, but you don't have to be next to them if they drain your energy and make you unhappy
@kpfingaz (1028)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
28 Nov 06
I love my moms and we have a good relationship but my pops - we cannot get along. Been like that for a long time.
• United States
28 May 07
yeah, its tough sometimes
• United States
28 Nov 06
Yes I do, my parents are wonderful.
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• United States
28 May 07
that's great to hear
@kain555 (595)
• Romania
28 Nov 06
yes. not all the time its pink but im in a good relationship with them.
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• United States
28 May 07
we all feel this way at times
• United States
28 Nov 06
i get along fine with my father, but i cannot with my mother.
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• United States
28 May 07
same as my relationship
@nuttmeg (440)
• United States
9 Jan 07
It is hard sometimes to forgive and forget, I agree, but I also think it gets easier to do so as we get a little older, at least for me. I'm not really on speaking terms with my father, and haven't been since 15, but that's more his choice than my own, and I'm fine with that. My mother and I had a few rocky years, but we got past that and get along great.
@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I get along with mine really well. My mom is actually a good friend to me too.
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@thekiwi (588)
• United States
9 Jan 07
No not at all, i find it that we get along better over the phone and having a phone relationship than we do living together...
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@cdvassell (181)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I get a long well with my parents. My mother and I are like sisters. My dad- sometimes we get into arguments but that's typical, plus he and I are much alike. You, I don't expect you to forget but I hope you will someday be able to forgive your mom. Parents are not perfect people. I am sure that there are parents who have made wrong decisions - not deliberately- but because they didn't know better.
@tamskie (388)
• Philippines
3 Jun 07
nope i dont get along well with my parents! the very hardest truth about my life. well, its because my mother whenever she thinks of what my father has done to her, she always makes me as the center of her headache. sometimes when i make mistakes, my mother always tells me that i am as crazy as my father. and whats so funny also is that my father sometimes do the same thing in judging me too.. hahaha.