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Thursday, November 17, 2005

One Hundred and Fourth Question

What is your relationship with your parents like? How has it changed since you were a child?

13 Comments:

  • At 4:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's much better now that I am an adult. WHen I left home at age 18, it was kill or be killed between my father and I. We are now ggod friends, thanks to hard work on both parts.

     
  • At 5:54 PM, Blogger Mr. Incredulous said…

    Mine's not as good as it used to be, primarily because my mother constantly critisizes my wife about everything she does. I don't take too kindly to that...

     
  • At 6:00 PM, Blogger Lulu said…

    Better, but still strained with my mother. She is still emotionally closed to me, but she is much kinder now. My father and I have a great relationship. Much closer than when I was a child.

     
  • At 7:01 PM, Blogger littlefeet said…

    as a child, i was ignored unless i broke the rules...

    as an adult, i am ignored because i broke the rules...

    peace...

     
  • At 7:47 PM, Blogger Ace of Spades said…

    definitly has changed alot. I use to hate my parents because I thought they were not letting me do things because they were mean, but now I know differently. I love them. They are the coolest parents ever.

     
  • At 10:01 PM, Blogger babyjewels said…

    It could be better, but it works. It's definitely gotten better since I've had a child of my own.

     
  • At 2:04 AM, Blogger AKH said…

    I get along really well with my father and we seem to understand each other very well. We disagree politically, but I think we have grown closer throughout the years.

    I love my mom, but it seems like we both always push each others' buttons. My dad says he doesn't know if we are mother/daughter or twins. I guess that is the reason why they say opposites attract.

    I guess throughout the years I've gone from mommy's sweatheart to daddy's little girl.

    I guess that is something that I will have to work on through the years or as soon as I can afford the therapy. :)

     
  • At 6:24 AM, Blogger SassyFemme said…

    As a child I had a fabulous relationship with my parents. They were always there for me, and always supportive. As an adult it was the same way. There was a deep intense bond there, especially with my mom. She was the person, next to my wife, that I would have rather spent time with than anyone else. No matter how old I got, I was always my dad's little girl, too. They personified unconditional love. I never forget for a day how lucky I was to have that, or realize how rare it is to have that.

     
  • At 8:44 AM, Blogger nancy =) said…

    as a child, my parents had a very violent relationship...i always stuck by and comforted my mom...my dad mostly ignored me my entire childhood...as an adult i have a pretty good relationship with my dad, and i am now my mother's mother...the circle of life...

    ciao...

     
  • At 8:11 PM, Blogger Elizabeth Taylor said…

    Fantastic - I adore my folks. But every other year or so, my mother and I get into a weird squabble thing and it usually takes my sister playing mediator to get us on the right track again. My parents and I are totally crazy about each other - we are all weirdos. My sister is way too normal. The three of us agree that we don't know where she came from...

     
  • At 10:31 PM, Blogger she died said…

    I get along just fine with my folks. My Dad died when I was 21 and my mother's in a nursing home with alzheimers. Difficult to argue with either.

    I do have a wonderful aunt and uncle that I adore and they are, for all practical purposes, my parents. If I could have picked my parents, it would be them.

     
  • At 4:27 AM, Blogger DayDreamer said…

    My mother and I are extremely close and have a good relationship - we spend lots of time together and enjoy each others company. I used to be afraid of her when I was little and then when my father left, she became an emotional wreck and that was very tough. That is probably what made us close and made me so protective of her.

    My dad and I are not close, I see him once every few months for lunch. I've accepted the way things are between us - that he isnt interested in me particularly and thats ok. After years of trying to get him to be proud of me and like me, I've come to the conclusion that its not worth the bother. He's not so great, I can do without him.

     
  • At 1:19 PM, Blogger Mind Sprite said…

    I get along pretty well with my mom & stepdad, but things have cooled since they turned into rabid religious conservatives and I am the lone liberal in the family. But as long as we don't talk politics or religion, we have a great time together.

    I don't speak to my dad anymore. He's a cross dresser, which doesn't bother me at all, and a pathological liar and manipulator, which I won't tolerate anymore. My stepmom (now ex-stepmom?) is really cool and we are pretty close.

     

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