1. They never accept their faults
2. They don't ask for my opinion
3. They believe that I'm wrong and they're right
4. They don't understand me (only people my age understand)
5. Sometimes they treat me like a child
Most Helpful Girl
1. My parents point out all of my faults but don't accept their own
2. When my parents do accept their faults, it's kinda in an emotionally manipulative way like my mom will generally turn around after an argument and tell me that she's sorry I think she's such a shit mother and that I think I've had an awful life when I don't think those things and have never said them.
3. My parents have said and done a lot of shitty things over the years, such as my mother telling me that I'm a slut and a whore who has no regard for family or my father slapping me.
4. They're pretty racist and homophobic, sometimes they make sexist comments, and it does kinda suck that I'm not sure if I'll ever be open with them about my sexuality unless I have to.
5. Many of the things they've said about my partner and his mother and brother are awful and disrespectful (not that what he says isn't awful and disrespectful too, so it's not just them, but I will call them both out on it)1
Most Helpful Guy
My dad smokes. I have become incredibly anti-smoking after years of being told how bad it is in elementary/middle/high school. I love my dad to death but if I see a cigarette in his hand or smell the smoke on his clothes it just grinds my gears.
Neither of my parents could understand my depression (dad literally said I just need to start thinking happier thoughts, Oh that made me mad). What's worse is my mother volunteers at suicide prevention fundraisers because my neighbors son commit suicide a few years back.
Come to think of it, they were pretty hands off when it came to all of my negative feelings. Walk it off was the most commonly used line whenever I physically hurt myself. I guess it made me stronger mentally but I would argue my lack of emotion in day to day life could actually be a weakness.
They would get made at me for spending 90% of my free time (not at school or soccer/basketball/lacrosse practice) playing video games with my friends (either online or lan). They wanted me to go out more and hang out with more people irl. I purposely didn't do that because my non gaming friends spent most of their time getting high, drunk, and having underage sex. Maybe it made me the antisocial person I am today but at least i'm not a parent/ in prison. Would I do it differently if I had the chance? Probably. Am I happy I did it the way I did? Close enough.1