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Do You Get Along With Your Parents?  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

Do you get along with your parents?

I get along with mine about 50% of the time. My parents (59 and 57) can be quite irritating, because they're quite dumb (I realise that sounds terrible, but they are, despite having very good jobs). My father also moans and sighs a lot, which drives me crazy. Neither of them are as supportive as I'd like them to be, and they don't always actively listen to me. I don't, as a fiesty leo, bite my tongue as much as I should, so I feel guilty afterwards. Still, the other 50% of the time is good.  

[Edited 2006-02-08 11:55:42]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

Treasure and respect them youth! They won't be there for ever.

Mine are both dead (I think). My mother died in 1997 and my father, sometime in 2002 I believe.

I never knew my father well and only actually met him twice. My stepfather and I hated each other for many years and it wasnt until later in life I actually managed to get on with him.

As a father myself, I think I get on well enough with my two brats, despite the constant arguements about mess, money etc! I can talk to them and like the same sort of music - which is always useful! Big grin

Parents are for life, not just for when you want money!! Big grin

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

I get along with my mother about 50% of the time.

A question for you, young lad. How do they tolerate you?  Wink



R-E-S-P-E-C-T
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 1):
Parents are for life, not just for when you want money!!

 rotfl  Despite my (advancing) age, my mother will still give me money and buy things for me. Oh, the joy of being the baby of the family.  Silly It is rather annoying, to be honest, but she won't accept 'don't worry' for an answer.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineRodge From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 3):
Oh, the joy of being the baby of the family

I fit into this one. My parents (both 58) and I never fall out. This is because I have moved out and live 10 miles from them. I speak to them about once a week on the phone, and see them about twice monthly.

The good result.... Peace, Quiet and no arguments.

The Bad result.... I now have to live with my partner who makes up for their (parents) whinging.

I guess you just cant win. Sad



Smile
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

Yeah. I moved away (to university) when I was 18. I have moved back to the family home for a month or so, but I'll be off again (back to Wales) in about 2 1/2 weeks' time.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

My parents are both 52. I don't get along with them all the time (I mainly have clashes with my father) but deep down, I guess they are the best parents I could've ever hoped for  Smile

Both of them support me when I need it and even though my dad is not always there for me, my mom makes up for that in tenfold. I think I've been quite a challenge as a daughter (depression and horrible moodswings during my school time, 6 months in hospital because of this, asperger syndrome, jus generally being a horrible kid while I was going through this) but they still help me through tough times when I need it.

I owe them A LOT for putting up with me for 19 years + 9 months (yeah... when my mom was pregnant with me, I wasn't the easiest either  Silly). God, am I gonna miss them when I move to the UK...


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

Quoting Jap (Reply 6):
I think I've been quite a challenge as a daughter (depression and horrible moodswings during my school time, 6 months in hospital because of this, asperger syndrome, jus generally being a horrible kid while I was going through this) but they still help me through tough times when I need it.

Standard teenager then? Big grin

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 7):
Standard teenager then?

And non-teenager.  Wow!

Do you shout at your children much, Skidddddy?



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 1):
Parents are for life, not just for when you want money!

You are absolutely right. Although I do often argue with my mother and there are so many things that we see differently, I like the very idea that she's around and close to me. Three years ago, when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's deasease, the very idea that things might end up badly really scared me. In fact, looking back now, it still looks scary.



R-E-S-P-E-C-T
User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3086 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

Nope, I have not seen or talked to them in over 5 years. While i feel like i am missing something i have no plans to reach out. I am over the guilt and "missing them".

GS



Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 8):
Do you shout at your children much, Skidddddy?

Depends. My son has managed to "lose" part of his drum kit - which we bought at Christmas! I am in the process of shouting! Big grin

The other son has f****d me about with flights - I am shouting at him too! Big grin

Normally, however, I simply threaten them with their mother. Usually works! Big grin

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 11):
Normally, however, I simply threaten them with their mother.

Seems to work with you, too, what with you being on here so much.  Wink Is the thought of spending time with your wife THAT bad?  Silly



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2179 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 11):
My son has managed to "lose" part of his drum kit - which we bought at Christmas!

Don;t believe a word of it Andy, he's sold it!  Smile (I speak from experience)

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 11):
I am in the process of shouting!

Excellent news! Shouting is good for you, and if all else fails, resort to some mild violence!

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 11):
The other son has f****d me about with flights - I am shouting at him too!

Good, good. You know it'll be good for him in the long run, and it never did you any harm!  Silly

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 11):
Normally, however, I simply threaten them with their mother. Usually works!

No!!!!!!! That is a punishment to harsh for even the most heinous crime!



Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 7):
Standard teenager then? Big grin

 eek 

Maybe a taaaaaaaad bit worse... Big grin


User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

I didn't always have the best relationship with my parents. On the whole though, it was my mother I didn't get on with - for still unknown reasons. One-on-one, I got on with my dad quite well, for the most part.

I did move out when I was 21, for all the wrong reasons. Then, once my dad died, I asked my mum to move in with me. Because of a lot of changes in time and circumstance, we did very well with round 2. About a year ago, we had my parents' flat redone and the two of us moved back there.

And things have really been great. I'm grown up enough to not let the little things bother me and she's coped very well too. Of course, it helps that she's more of a friend now than a mother and that we both do our own thing most of the time. Sometimes days go by without us seeing each other. The only rule being that if I'm home for dinner, then dinnertime is 8.30.

All said and done, I'm luckier than most, I know.


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 12):
Seems to work with you, too, what with you being on here so much. Is the thought of spending time with your wife THAT bad?

Only during work time - and she's been away in Kent for the past week or so Big grin

Got another week of peace at the end of the month when she goes to LCY for a week! Big grin

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 7):
Standard teenager then?

Why do i get a vision of Kevin and Perry here?! "But your my BLOODY parents!"

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 13):
Don;t believe a word of it Andy, he's sold it! (I speak from experience

I wonder who it sold it to...eh Gordon?!  Wink

I get on with my parents the majority of the time, when they are'nt going on. They probably dont 'go on', thats just the natural teen response i suppose. No, they bloody do actually Big grin

Hasnt been too i bad lately though, mainly as im actually trying to sort out my career!



Hey, you want to go out for pizza and some sex? What, you don't like pizza?
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 17):
Hasnt been too i bad lately though, mainly as im actually trying to sort out my career!

Ah, a career, another excuse to leave your room like a pigsty, come in at all hours and drink your dads scotch. Good move Big grin

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 18):

True...id love to move out SOMEDAY though! To be honest, my room is left in a pretty good state actually!

Roll on the interviews Big grin



Hey, you want to go out for pizza and some sex? What, you don't like pizza?
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

Quoting Jasepl (Reply 15):

All that said, I have to admit there is a lot of truth to the saying: It is very easy to love your family; but can be extermely difficult to like them!  Smile


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 43
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
I get along with mine about 50% of the time. My parents (59 and 57) can be quite irritating, because they're quite dumb

On that basis, can one say 'Like father like son?'  Wink

I haven't seen my dad since I was 12, but had a more than capable step-dad whilst growing up. I always respected him and he was always firm but fair (though didn't always feel like it at the time!) and without question proved to be a better parent that my biological father could ever have been. As for my mum, we've always been quite close, I had my moments as a teenager, but was generally pleasant enough (maybe a bit moody sometimes, par for the course though!).

For all those who still live with their parents and sometimes struggle to get along with them, all I'll say is that when you eventually move out and have your own place you'll become more patient with them. If you end up living fairly close to them (like I do with mine) then you can time your visits for when your mood suits you and you end up having better quality time together.



Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

Quoting Capital146 (Reply 21):
Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
I get along with mine about 50% of the time. My parents (59 and 57) can be quite irritating, because they're quite dumb

On that basis, can one say 'Like father like son?'

Exactly.  Big grin



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2636 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
Do You Get Along With Your Parents?

I love my mum and dad to bits

I am fortunate to have them both still with me and I feel a kinda role reversal goin on as I am gettin older..I treasure the time spent with them now and go out of my way to help in any way I can......cos I love em

Remember you only have one Mum and dad.............

Claire


User currently offlineScott2187 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 3):
Despite my (advancing) age, my mother will still give me money and buy things for me. Oh, the joy of being the baby of the family. It is rather annoying, to be honest, but she won't accept 'don't worry' for an answer.

i fit this category...i do get annoyed sometimes when i go home for a night or two...and what is it with mothers worrying about the youngest kid all the time? i mean i did go off to school and get pierced a few times, then call her and asked what hospital she preferred me going to when i broke a collar bone....but there's no need to worry.



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25 Post contains images HAWK21M : Im from India.So Family is very Important. About getting along with Parents.yes 99% of the time. regds MEL
26 CFCUQ : You know what Pe@rson ? They're tired ! I've raised 3 boys, now 24,19 and 18, and damn it, I'm tired. Its time for me to get my own life back, but I
27 BigOrange : Nope! My father left when I was a year old. I met him once since, and swore never again. I just gave up on my mother 3 weeks ago. She's lost the plot
28 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Yes i do Lee
29 Sunshine79 : I don't get on with my parents very much. My dad has quite a temper and has a knack of turning things into an argument or turn something into your fau
30 CFCUQ : Sharron, we all felt somewhat the same at your age. You will find that as you age, your parents will become smarter and more tolerant. Both my parent
31 JAGflyer : Yes. I do get pissed off with both of them at times but we always end up working it out. I cannot see myself ever not being able to get along with my
32 Lentigomaligna : Ya for the most part. My biggest complaint is every time I come home to visit my Dad, one time I inevitably get the mormon "come back to the fold" spe
33 Post contains images Pilot kaz : Well... My mum an dad hate eachover with a pasion...which dont make it a whole lot easier but oh well... Me and my Dad clash, We have the same sort of
34 Post contains images DrP : I'm lucky enough to have a great relationship with both my mum and dad Lord knows I have plenty of friends who have a volatile relationship with their
35 Highpeaklad : I just hope she knows that too. Make sure you say the important things. one day they will be gone and it'll be too late then. Chris
36 Nordair : I get along with them better than ever now. Of course they are dead, so that might have something to do with it.
37 Canuckpaxguy : Pearson, from one fiesty leo to another: Your parents are not dumb; they're just not interested in the same things you are. My Mom can't work the cal
38 Post contains images Vaporlock : I have a fantastic relationship with my parents!!! They are the best....my Mom is 79 and my Dad is 80. They have always been there for me from my earl
39 PIA777 : We get along great. Everyone in my family does. Its true, the Family that prays together, stays together. It always great when we all get together and
40 Post contains images Frontiercpt : Since I go to a boarding school, I have found that distance really does make the heart grow fonder. Ok, like half the time lol. I get really exasperat
41 British767 : My dad died when I was 8 years old, in 1995. I respect my mum a lot, after bringing up 3 boys, most of the time during teenage years, on hardly any mo
42 DeltaMD88 : I got along OK with my parents growing up...I moved out when I was 20 and have since gotten married and am almost done college, now I get along great
43 Saxdiva : I get along quite well with my parents--it helps having been out of the nest for a while. The older I get, the more I realize they knew about life all
44 Post contains images NWOrientDC10 : That's what moms do Sounds like my old man The old man still calls me "boy" someties You'll miss him ... Just out of curiosity, which are you; Wally
45 N1120A : I am incredibly close with my parents. Sure, we have had fights and I have been upset with them before, but will never, ever say they were (and are) a
46 Lewis : I get along quite well with both my parents. They are quite old compared to my friends' parents so I cannot judge them for being a bit ignorant toward
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