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2012-11-28 04:20:43 PM  

Grapple: thebleedingthumb: Grapple: pxlboy: omelete: Grapple: cgraves67: My hobbies are a higher priority than your life.

Actually, my wife could say this one. And it's killing me. She leaves the house for 6 hours for a ride on her motorcycle say, twice a week.., I stay home with my son. Suddenly, I'm not paying enough attention to her and we should consider ourselves "separated". Really?

Sounds like she's riding more than a motorcycle to me.

This.

The thought had crossed my mind.

you are awfully nonchalant about this whole situation!!!!

I'm still wondering if I should care to be honest. I was told via email that I was apparently separated from my wife. I realize it's the 21st century, but you really could only tell me this over email? While I was in an all-day meeting? and then transfer all your angst over to me as "it's your call how we handle it from here". Maybe I'm just better off without someone so ... erratic in my life.


Agreed ... in fact acting like you don't give a crap will probably make her feel worse about her whoring life. Good on you sir!!!
 
2012-11-28 04:21:30 PM  

Earpj: Wow.
That is a wacky website.


It's infowars for the greenwashed.
 
2012-11-28 04:22:24 PM  

Grapple: thebleedingthumb: Grapple: pxlboy: omelete: Grapple: cgraves67: My hobbies are a higher priority than your life.

Actually, my wife could say this one. And it's killing me. She leaves the house for 6 hours for a ride on her motorcycle say, twice a week.., I stay home with my son. Suddenly, I'm not paying enough attention to her and we should consider ourselves "separated". Really?

Sounds like she's riding more than a motorcycle to me.

This.

The thought had crossed my mind.

you are awfully nonchalant about this whole situation!!!!

I'm still wondering if I should care to be honest. I was told via email that I was apparently separated from my wife. I realize it's the 21st century, but you really could only tell me this over email? While I was in an all-day meeting? and then transfer all your angst over to me as "it's your call how we handle it from here". Maybe I'm just better off without someone so ... erratic in my life.


Hey don't feel too bad. My wife came home, unloaded 10 years of hating me all at once, packed her bags and left one day. I knew we didn't have a great relationship but never saw that one coming. We never discussed it or any options, just came home and said "I'm done, goodbye".

Conveniently somehow someone where she worked had taken an interest in her. And her father had just left her about $40,000. None of that was mentioned in her goodbye speech.
 
2012-11-28 04:22:38 PM  
I came from a broken home. I remember one boozy Christmas Eve when I confronted my mother with, "what have you ever done for me?!" She quipped, "Carried you full term!"

/not mine.
 
2012-11-28 04:22:51 PM  
Here's one most Farkers never got: You aren't as smart as you think you are, and you are not important at all, in the grand scheme of things.

Accept that and become happier.
 
2012-11-28 04:24:08 PM  

lousyskater: themanuf: lousyskater: Gabrielmot: Weak article is weak... here's what *real* bad parents say...

Mom: You should thank me because your father wanted to abort you.
Dad: That's not true! It was your mom who wanted to abort you.

/beat that Fark, I have the worst parents in the world... prove me wrong.

I could one up this easily, but I'd rather not start a pissing contest over who had the worst parents.

Shame. I am racking my brain trying to figure out what is worse than "we wanted to abort you but were too ashamed."

I'll just say this: There were random heroin needles lying around in the apartment in plain sight with an 8 year old me and a 4 year old brother living in said apartment. As far as I'm gonna go.


Well damn, that is what I get for only thinking about verbal abuse. I had a sheltered upbringing and as a result my worldview can at times be rather limited. Hence my, now obviously, ignorant comment. I suppose not imagining such a set of circumstances might exist is a good thing, but only from the naive ignorance is bliss standpoint.
 
2012-11-28 04:24:30 PM  

thebleedingthumb: Grapple: thebleedingthumb: Grapple: pxlboy: omelete: Grapple: cgraves67: My hobbies are a higher priority than your life.

Actually, my wife could say this one. And it's killing me. She leaves the house for 6 hours for a ride on her motorcycle say, twice a week.., I stay home with my son. Suddenly, I'm not paying enough attention to her and we should consider ourselves "separated". Really?

Sounds like she's riding more than a motorcycle to me.

This.

The thought had crossed my mind.

you are awfully nonchalant about this whole situation!!!!

I'm still wondering if I should care to be honest. I was told via email that I was apparently separated from my wife. I realize it's the 21st century, but you really could only tell me this over email? While I was in an all-day meeting? and then transfer all your angst over to me as "it's your call how we handle it from here". Maybe I'm just better off without someone so ... erratic in my life.

Agreed ... in fact acting like you don't give a crap will probably make her feel worse about her whoring life. Good on you sir!!!


The fact that he doesn't care might be a sign of his general attitude which caused her to step out in the first place. My girlfriend hit me in the head with a folding chair once while I was playing Call of Duty, because I "wasn't paying enough attention to her." Women sometimes do weird shiat when they feel they're being ignored.
 
2012-11-28 04:24:37 PM  

Gunny Highway: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 375x511].

Dad NO!


Quick CSB:

When I was in 11th grade I had a girlfriend who slept in a basement bedroom. Every once in a while I'd slip over to her house in the middle of the night and creep out of the basement door before the sun came up. One night, she called me about 2 am (before cell phones) whispering on the other line for me to PLEASE come to her house as soon as possible (which wasn't easy to do now that my mother was woke). Anywho, I got there and she was told me that while she was sleeping, she heard something that made her open her eyes. She awoke to find the silhouette of her step-father standing in her doorway in nothing but underwear...just staring. She didn't move because she didn't want him to know she was woke. She just sat there watching him watch her. Said she heard a few noises but she couldn't tell what he was doing. Not sure if it's related, but she had a younger step- brother (12) and a younger half-sister (8). I found out a few years after we broke up that the step-brother got kicked out of the house after they found out he had been molesting his younger sister.


/end CSB
 
2012-11-28 04:24:56 PM  

lousyskater: themanuf: lousyskater: Gabrielmot: Weak article is weak... here's what *real* bad parents say...

Mom: You should thank me because your father wanted to abort you.
Dad: That's not true! It was your mom who wanted to abort you.

/beat that Fark, I have the worst parents in the world... prove me wrong.

I could one up this easily, but I'd rather not start a pissing contest over who had the worst parents.

Shame. I am racking my brain trying to figure out what is worse than "we wanted to abort you but were too ashamed."

I'll just say this: There were random heroin needles lying around in the apartment in plain sight with an 8 year old me and a 4 year old brother living in said apartment. As far as I'm gonna go.


This one is going to sound hard to believe, but the friend I mentioned earlier had a pretty horrible story as well. Because they were so poor, he had to wash dishes for extra money at the strip club his mother worked at while she was on stage stripping in plain sight of him (same mom who cut him with the broken ashtray). If you didn't guess, she was constantly on drugs as well (still is today).

What really gets me is that despite what she did to him, he's forgiven her and still keeps in contact with her despite the fact it's pretty much a relationship where he takes care of her and keeps her from heading further downhill.

-He's an atheist by the way. One of the few times I totally get the whole atheism thing. I wouldn't have been strong enough to go through what he went through, but every day he still manages to be nice to people who don't deserve it and work hard for a company that treats him like crap. -He's a pretty amazing individual, I only wish I could be as good a Christian as he seems to be despite him being an atheist. -Truly someone to look up to.

Like I said in another thread, some people are who they are because of their parents, some in spite of their parents.
 
2012-11-28 04:25:15 PM  

Gabrielmot: Weak article is weak... here's what *real* bad parents say...

Mom: You should thank me because your father wanted to abort you.
Dad: That's not true! It was your mom who wanted to abort you.

/beat that Fark, I have the worst parents in the world... prove me wrong.


Mom: "I have no idea what you are talking about, I was never an alcoholic."

This was after I confronted her not long ago about hitting me when I was 12 or so after she found the book "When Mommy Drinks" (hidden underneath my mattress) that the guidance counselor gave me to help cope being left alone with her. There's a lot more issues than that, but I guess it gives you an idea. I felt very abandoned by everyone.

It's gotten better though as I've gotten older. I have a better understanding that she's just human. I just have to keep reminding myself that her depression isn't her fault. I do love her. When she wasn't drunk she was a good mom. She just has issues. A lot of them.

/My mom is still trying to keep that "perfect upper middle class white picket fence family" thing up

cookiefleck: "You had BETTER be the MOST PERFECT well behaved, charming child to showcase to all my friends at their endless cocktail parties!"

*swigs gin martini*

...I, I'm sorry where was i?


Omg, story of my life :-)
 
2012-11-28 04:25:15 PM  

DeathCipris: Would like a word with you.

"My parents' divorce settlement involved a bar tab. "



"Once you've driven your drunk mother to your father's parole hearing, what else is there?"...
 
2012-11-28 04:25:54 PM  

GORDON: Here's one most Farkers never got: You aren't as smart as you think you are, and you are not important at all, in the grand scheme of things.

Accept that and become happier.


nooooooooooooooo.com
 
2012-11-28 04:26:21 PM  
You know, there's one out there that I'm surprised nobody has mentioned yet:

"No."
 
2012-11-28 04:26:42 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Gunny Highway: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 375x511].

Dad NO!

Quick CSB:

When I was in 11th grade I had a girlfriend who slept in a basement bedroom. Every once in a while I'd slip over to her house in the middle of the night and creep out of the basement door before the sun came up. One night, she called me about 2 am (before cell phones) whispering on the other line for me to PLEASE come to her house as soon as possible (which wasn't easy to do now that my mother was woke). Anywho, I got there and she was told me that while she was sleeping, she heard something that made her open her eyes. She awoke to find the silhouette of her step-father standing in her doorway in nothing but underwear...just staring. She didn't move because she didn't want him to know she was woke. She just sat there watching him watch her. Said she heard a few noises but she couldn't tell what he was doing. Not sure if it's related, but she had a younger step- brother (12) and a younger half-sister (8). I found out a few years after we broke up that the step-brother got kicked out of the house after they found out he had been molesting his younger sister.


/end CSB


Jesus. Well, that is what NMN describes in the song. That is haunting.
 
2012-11-28 04:27:13 PM  
ringersol:

Most of that psycho-trauma "i'm screwed up because mom wanted a daughter" nonsense is oversold. There simply aren't that many cases like that.

Do you mean because parents seldom do that or because parents are irrelevant?

I'm screwed up because my mother wanted a Mama's Boy and I didn't want to do that. She's always said that straight to everybody's face, except she spouted the definition instead of the term itself. (How many mothers will come out and say "I want my son to be a Mama's Boy!"?) Everybody told me that, including the shrinks & social workers that got dragged into my life because my mother got the juvenile court system to punish me for being "bad." See, they can't say "Mrs. TheDavid's Mother, your son locks the door and won't come out and hitchhiked to Florida at age 12 because you yell insanely at him for every little thing; the fact is you're a psycho hosebeast any kid would want nothing to do with." Oh no, that would violate established procedures and professional ethics. Children are the parents property after all, and she never put a physical mark on me and certainly gave me too much attention to be accused of neglect.

But anyway.
 
2012-11-28 04:27:22 PM  

mytdawg: "Once you've driven your drunk mother to your father's parole hearing, what else is there?"...


Well that's backwards... hangs head in shame.

"The great thing about being screwed up is that nothing rattles me. Hey, once you've driven your drunk father to mom's parole hearing, what else is there?" - FTFM
 
2012-11-28 04:29:03 PM  
Obligatory?
www.ozpolitic.com 

Or, just GIS and substitute mommy for daddy...
 
2012-11-28 04:29:25 PM  

Gabrielmot: Weak article is weak... here's what *real* bad parents say...

Mom: You should thank me because your father wanted to abort you.
Dad: That's not true! It was your mom who wanted to abort you.

/beat that Fark, I have the worst parents in the world... prove me wrong.


I made my 7-year-old daughter eat broccoli AND cauliflower in the same day.
 
2012-11-28 04:29:59 PM  

The One True TheDavid: How many mothers will come out and say "I want my son to be a Mama's Boy!"?)


Did you have a father around?

My friend has a very similar relationship with his mother. His father died when he was a child and she is incredibly emotionally dependent upon him. VERY "momma's boy". It is starting to interfere with his relationship with his wife.
 
2012-11-28 04:30:00 PM  

themanuf: lousyskater: Gabrielmot: Weak article is weak... here's what *real* bad parents say...

Mom: You should thank me because your father wanted to abort you.
Dad: That's not true! It was your mom who wanted to abort you.

/beat that Fark, I have the worst parents in the world... prove me wrong.

I could one up this easily, but I'd rather not start a pissing contest over who had the worst parents.

Shame. I am racking my brain trying to figure out what is worse than "we wanted to abort you but were too ashamed."


The situation doesn't seem that bad or uncommon to me (though telling the kids about it is pretty dickish).

I grew up hillbilly; the concept of "planned pregnancy" was pretty foreign. (Studies put it at about half of all pregnancies generally IIRC). So I assume most children had this happen to them before birth (parents arguing about whether or not to abort them / give them up).

/bastard
//doesn't apply to my kids though (both planned), so maybe it's not so ubiquitous
///wouldn't be surprised if that happened with me (mom was 19 and not married to dad who I never met, after all), though since my mom's not evil I don't know for sure
 
2012-11-28 04:30:17 PM  
And I agree that the guy whose wife "rides her motorcycle" for 6 hours at a time is probably farking around on him.

Shouldn't be that hard to find out for sure.
 
2012-11-28 04:30:25 PM  
Was this on the list?
www.hexan.dk
 
2012-11-28 04:30:34 PM  

kindms: There is some truth to this blog.

I know that I resented that my dad divorced my mom. Even though he was actively involved etc etc there was just something that always bothered me as a younger person. As I have gotten older and see him more of guy vs. my dad it is much easier to understand the decisions he made etc. I might not like some of those decisions but as man to man it is much more understandable and I can relate to it much more easily than I could at 15 or so.

I think a lot of it comes from experience with love. Love isn't always great or easy. I don't think you really learn that until you get older.


Yeah, pretty much all 15 year olds' experience with love comes from Disney movies, sitcoms, and movies that all default to a sappy happily ever after ending. Guys and girls alike, even if guys are raging wads of hormones at the time. My dad and step dad were shiatty husbands and shiatty dads, so I didn't overly blame my mom for leaving them, but I didn't know until much later that she cheated on every man in her life repeatedly, with other shiatty men, which is probably part of why they were so angry all the time. There are no heroes in farked up love.

Rosanne is the only TV show when I grew up that even hints at the honest side of love. I didn't understand it then, now I can watch it and recognize my dad's side of the family.
 
2012-11-28 04:31:38 PM  
My mom still won't explain to me why she brings an old barely-closeted gay man pretending to be her boyfriend around me when all he does is give me the googley-eyes and winks at me and checks me out every chance he can get and always tells me how cute and "pretty" I am right in front of her damn face.

She hasn't explained to me why she allows him to catcall to me and proposition me for sex and bring me over his weirdo nudist/group sex enthusiats' homes so they can get me alone in their bedrooms to proposition me for sex.

Is it that she wants to watch me have sex with this disgusting older man? Does she get off on the gross attention he gives me? I hate it and I hate him but yet she always brings his dumbass around, asking him to tell me how "good" I look. Its gross, its like my own mother is trying to pimp me out to some disgusting old fruit. Why does she want this??
 
2012-11-28 04:33:17 PM  

JasonThomasX: My mom still won't explain to me why she brings an old barely-closeted gay man pretending to be her boyfriend around me when all he does is give me the googley-eyes and winks at me and checks me out every chance he can get and always tells me how cute and "pretty" I am right in front of her damn face.

She hasn't explained to me why she allows him to catcall to me and proposition me for sex and bring me over his weirdo nudist/group sex enthusiats' homes so they can get me alone in their bedrooms to proposition me for sex.

Is it that she wants to watch me have sex with this disgusting older man? Does she get off on the gross attention he gives me? I hate it and I hate him but yet she always brings his dumbass around, asking him to tell me how "good" I look. Its gross, its like my own mother is trying to pimp me out to some disgusting old fruit. Why does she want this??


Because you touch yourself at night.
 
2012-11-28 04:34:00 PM  

JasonThomasX: My mom still won't explain to me why she brings an old barely-closeted gay man pretending to be her boyfriend around me when all he does is give me the googley-eyes and winks at me and checks me out every chance he can get and always tells me how cute and "pretty" I am right in front of her damn face.

She hasn't explained to me why she allows him to catcall to me and proposition me for sex and bring me over his weirdo nudist/group sex enthusiats' homes so they can get me alone in their bedrooms to proposition me for sex.

Is it that she wants to watch me have sex with this disgusting older man? Does she get off on the gross attention he gives me? I hate it and I hate him but yet she always brings his dumbass around, asking him to tell me how "good" I look. Its gross, its like my own mother is trying to pimp me out to some disgusting old fruit. Why does she want this??


Beer money!!
 
2012-11-28 04:34:14 PM  

Gabrielmot: Weak article is weak... here's what *real* bad parents say...

Mom: You should thank me because your father wanted to abort you.
Dad: That's not true! It was your mom who wanted to abort you.

/beat that Fark, I have the worst parents in the world... prove me wrong.


Pfft. All of the actually-aborted children are giving you The Finger right now, from Hell.
 
2012-11-28 04:35:14 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Not sure if it's related, but she had a younger step- brother (12) and a younger half-sister (8). I found out a few years after we broke up that the step-brother got kicked out of the house after they found out he had been molesting his younger sister.


Read today, in a Slate article, about a study that made Fark a few days ago IIRC. They found that women porn actresses had rates of having-been-molested comparable to the general population (instead of higher as people assume).

It offhandedly mentioned said rate amongst the general population: 20-30%.

Holy shiat.
 
2012-11-28 04:38:18 PM  

Gabrielmot: Nana's Vibrator: Mom: You should thank me because your father wanted to abort you.
Dad: That's not true! It was your mom who wanted to abort you.

/beat that Fark, I have the worst parents in the world... prove me wrong.

Not many aborted fetuses posting on Fark these days...

Yeah, fark atheists will love this one... the reason I think I wasn't aborted was the two of them were too chickenshiat to do it because they thought they'd go to hell...

God saved me... literally.


I was born because my parents' second chid died after 3 days due to a congenital heart defect. Theey wanted two kds.

So by your logic, god killed him so I could be born two years later.

How gracious.

/stop ascribing life to invisible sky wizards and maybe your brain won't hurt
 
2012-11-28 04:38:31 PM  

themanuf:

I am racking my brain trying to figure out what is worse than "we wanted to abort you but were too ashamed."


I was a broken rubber. But though I was their first pregnancy they'd been married for seven years already and they did always intend to have a kid eventually. See, they both had problems and needed My Son The Doctor (or something) to show the world they really were smart capable adult people. So my dad went to night school and got a better job with that "I'm a real man now!" smile on his face, and my mother never complained to anybody outside the immediate family that being pregnant was harder than she'd thought because that would ruin her public image as a perky little woman. And their first child turned out to be a masculine child! What successes they were! They were so proud of themselves (until I started turning into a person in my own right anyway). The rubber broke as a sign from God that they were truly special!1!

I was a Truly Wanted child. See how wonderfully I turned out. Who wants to trade?
 
2012-11-28 04:38:31 PM  

Gabrielmot: lousyskater: themanuf: lousyskater: Gabrielmot: Weak article is weak... here's what *real* bad parents say...

Mom: You should thank me because your father wanted to abort you.
Dad: That's not true! It was your mom who wanted to abort you.

/beat that Fark, I have the worst parents in the world... prove me wrong.

I could one up this easily, but I'd rather not start a pissing contest over who had the worst parents.

Shame. I am racking my brain trying to figure out what is worse than "we wanted to abort you but were too ashamed."

I'll just say this: There were random heroin needles lying around in the apartment in plain sight with an 8 year old me and a 4 year old brother living in said apartment. As far as I'm gonna go.

This one is going to sound hard to believe, but the friend I mentioned earlier had a pretty horrible story as well. Because they were so poor, he had to wash dishes for extra money at the strip club his mother worked at while she was on stage stripping in plain sight of him (same mom who cut him with the broken ashtray). If you didn't guess, she was constantly on drugs as well (still is today).

What really gets me is that despite what she did to him, he's forgiven her and still keeps in contact with her despite the fact it's pretty much a relationship where he takes care of her and keeps her from heading further downhill.

-He's an atheist by the way. One of the few times I totally get the whole atheism thing. I wouldn't have been strong enough to go through what he went through, but every day he still manages to be nice to people who don't deserve it and work hard for a company that treats him like crap. -He's a pretty amazing individual, I only wish I could be as good a Christian as he seems to be despite him being an atheist. -Truly someone to look up to.

Like I said in another thread, some people are who they are because of their parents, some in spite of their parents.


I'm in a similar situation at the moment. I'm still in quite regular contact with both parents now, and I managed to get them all cleaned up(although it took my mom going to jail 3 times and dad almost dying from an aneurysm...). My mom is actually capable of holding a job now, first time in her 50 years. I'll say my nerd tendencies are probably the reason I came out of my childhood in one piece.

/also an atheist, but don't see why it matters in this situation.
 
2012-11-28 04:39:24 PM  

ChipNASA: "Mommy doesn't love me any more, that's why I love you more".....

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 237x320]

/few bites.


assets0.ordienetworks.com

/haven't seen that show up in a while.
 
2012-11-28 04:41:19 PM  

Litig8r: Garbage. All children, at some point, hate their parents. It might be for a moment, or weeks, or even years. You can't grow up if you don't break away and learn to make your own call on how you would have done things within the context of how you do them now. But unless the parents were truly abusive, their children will always love them. The "horrible" truths they're talking about are a fantasy applicable in truth to only a small fraction of cases.

I'm sure my kids will come to me at some point and tell me why they thought I was a shiatty parent, or why they disagreed with the decisions I made and took, or why they hate me. And the best I'm going to be able to do is to tell them the reasons why I did what I did, admit that I make mistakes all the time, and hope that if they can't not judge me for the calls I made, that they can at least forgive me for making them -- because they are my reason for being.


This doesn't sound defensive at all. Not one bit.
 
2012-11-28 04:41:38 PM  

Grapple: cgraves67: My hobbies are a higher priority than your life.

Actually, my wife could say this one. And it's killing me. She leaves the house for 6 hours for a ride on her motorcycle BOYFRIEND say, twice a week.., I stay home with my son. Suddenly, I'm not paying enough attention to her and we should consider ourselves "separated". Really?


FTFY
 
2012-11-28 04:43:27 PM  

Litig8r: The One True TheDavid:

What's the difference between loving your parents and Stockholm Syndrome? (No, that's not a rhetorical question.)

One is a form of trauma bonding involving dominant and submissive parties through which the submissive party identifies with the dominant party as a survival and dissonance minimizing mechanism to resolve a negative and inescapable situation.

The other involves a Swedish bank robbery.


Thank you. That made my day. Maybe I'll be nicer to you in the future. If I remember: sometimes I need the ex to come over and help find my keys so I can go shopping.
 
2012-11-28 04:45:03 PM  

foxyshadis: kindms:
Rosanne is the only TV show when I grew up that even hints at the honest side of love. I didn't understand it then, now I can watch it and recognize my dad's side of the family.


You know, I'm the same way. I watched that show when I was growing up and it was just another sitcom. We recently watched it again on Netflix and there are some episodes that literally made me cry, or were so uncomfortably close to home it hurt.

And it's my dad's side of the family too. The difference is that my old man is an awesome guy who tells me he loves me, gave me hugs growing up and spent time with me teaching things. He's great. Grandma is still a biatch. I'm over 30 now and I'm glad Pop didn't let his parents drag him down. I've got two aunts and two other uncles who weren't so lucky. Their lives are a farked up mess and their kids are just as screwed up.
 
2012-11-28 04:45:18 PM  
I tried to reconcile with my mother a few years after I had moved out. She could no longer physically or mentally abuse me as an adult. I drew reasonable boundaries, and warned her. She stepped over them, and I went on to have a pretty great life without her. She died about five years ago. I didn't go to the funeral.

/I may not have had an example of proper mothering, but I sure as hell had lessons on *bad* parenting. From there ya kinda fill in the blanks.
/love you guys more than life itself, Sporkette #1 and Sporkette #2!!
 
2012-11-28 04:45:40 PM  
I had some snark, but this thread sucked it all out. Hell, think about it, you all are on Fark now, the Miller High Life of the internet!
 
2012-11-28 04:46:57 PM  
Ok one of my favorite bad parent stories is when my dad forced me to take ballet classes as a kid because he knew the other kids would tease me and beat me up when they found out...which they did. All because he thought I was too soft.

Another is when instead of mailing my college applications like he said he would do (he said he wanted to do something nice for me). He threw them away so I wouldn't be accepted to any colleges and would have to stay at home.

\wasn't that bad though
\\somebody always has it worse than you
 
2012-11-28 04:48:43 PM  

cryinoutloud: Smelly Pirate Hooker: cryinoutloud: Bad parents don't know care that they're bad parents. That's why they don't do it better.
Fixed that for you. They know. They just don't care.

no, a lot of them really don't know. They think they're fine parents. But their parents were shiatty parents, and their parents before them, and well, how is anyone supposed to learn how to be a good parent if they aren't that smart and never had a good role model?

This isn't rocket science. Except on Fark, apparently, where everyone is supposed to have bootstraps that not only bail them out of poverty, but teach them every single social skill in the world.


I guess it depends on your definition of the word "bad." To me, "bad" = abusive or neglectful, not "lacking in social skills." Most people are lacking in social skills.

Most abusive or neglectful parents know what they're doing. They may not be willing or able to be better, but they do know. They're not so stupid they don't know what they're doing. They just say they don't know any better for the same reason people don't want to admit to any other repellent behavior. Because being stupid is always an acceptable excuse for doing almost anything. Or they blame it on booze or drugs. I realize many abusive parents were themselves abused as children, but not all abused children grow up to be abusive parents. So why give the ones who do a pass? You have my sympathy for growing up in an abusive home until you vent your frustrations on a helpless child.
 
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2012-11-28 04:49:02 PM  
I busted my Mom's boyfriend sneekeing over one day when I was 6 (Didn't know it at the time). That wasn't the strange part though. She had him over and introduced him to my Dad (as a "friend"). Next thing we know, they built on another room, and he moved in with my Mom and Dad and my sister and me. From there on it gets really strange.
But my neighbor that had alcoholic parents that fought constantly thought I was the lucky one because I had 2 Dads.
 
2012-11-28 04:51:30 PM  
My dad remarried and had two kids. His second wife was.. less than maternal. Lately, she's on the fast track to debilitating depression and her youngest son is dong his damnedest to get out from under her crazy. So I was spending some time with the kid (he's 17 now) and I mentioned how ironic it was that our dad left my mom because *she* was crazy (certifiably, bipolar and ADD). He said, "didn't your mom kick him out of the house" and i told him maybe, but it was because he was cheating on her with his mom. Blew my baby brothers mind, that did.

Anyway, a few of those reminded me of her (his mom). I think he'll still turn out ok.
 
2012-11-28 04:51:46 PM  

Tellingthem: Ok one of my favorite bad parent stories is when my dad forced me to take ballet classes as a kid because he knew the other kids would tease me and beat me up when they found out...which they did. All because he thought I was too soft.


Damn. I just got lots of gay panic. (I used to be a geek - keep it under your hat).

A few years ago, not having talked to my dad for 15-odd years, I picked up a phone call from him at my grandma's house. Gave him the quick update, told him I'd married [Mrs. Anomaly] (my HS girlfriend, he knew who she was), and had 2 kids. His response was, I kid you not, "Oh thank God".
 
2012-11-28 04:51:58 PM  
I thought it went:

"No, it's not meth, it's coke, so leave it the fark alone, and pull the farkin curtain closed, I've got COMPANY! You can just hold it until we're done."
 
2012-11-28 04:52:31 PM  

Highroller48: Gabrielmot: Weak article is weak... here's what *real* bad parents say...

Mom: You should thank me because your father wanted to abort you.
Dad: That's not true! It was your mom who wanted to abort you.

/beat that Fark, I have the worst parents in the world... prove me wrong.

I made my 7-year-old daughter eat broccoli AND cauliflower in the same day.


YOU MONSTER1!
 
2012-11-28 04:52:57 PM  
Wow, that sounds like a list of things that my boss would say to me too.

///FML
 
2012-11-28 04:56:41 PM  

themanuf: lousyskater: Gabrielmot: Weak article is weak... here's what *real* bad parents say...

Mom: You should thank me because your father wanted to abort you.
Dad: That's not true! It was your mom who wanted to abort you.

/beat that Fark, I have the worst parents in the world... prove me wrong.

I could one up this easily, but I'd rather not start a pissing contest over who had the worst parents.

Shame. I am racking my brain trying to figure out what is worse than "we wanted to abort you but were too ashamed."


How about this one: "We were going to abort you but when we got to the clinic we were $10 short."

-Not mine, my best friend of 25 years. He just told me this last month. I knew his parents were farked up, but jeez.
 
2012-11-28 04:56:46 PM  
maybe

i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-28 04:56:56 PM  

Grapple: cgraves67: My hobbies are a higher priority than your life.

Actually, my wife could say this one. And it's killing me. She leaves the house for 6 hours for a ride on her motorcycle say, twice a week.., I stay home with my son. Suddenly, I'm not paying enough attention to her and we should consider ourselves "separated". Really?


Your wife is riding something, but it's not a motorcycle.
 
2012-11-28 04:57:04 PM  

Poo_Fight: "Men are pigs." I guess that makes women pigfarkers?




+1, good sir. I'm stealing that.
 
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