Help! My parents are lunatics!
Anyone else got nightmare parents?
Being the Father of a 3yr old I can finally appreciate how hard, difficult and financially draining it is to bring someone into this world.
Parents made mistakes amplified by having responsibility. Everything that was said was taken in by me.
Neither were great parents, one was by far worse however I’ll never stop being grateful. Without them I wouldn’t be here (and STW would be a better place) 😉
OP. Grit your teeth and appreciate the good sides, they meddle as they still care for you. Worry. It comes across as annoying from the otherside. Fight but never fall out 🙂Posted 4 years agohatterSubscriber
How can they be controlling when they live 150 miles away?
My Dad and I wound each other up no end when I lived at home, by the time I was 18 there was only room for one of us really. Now I’ve had my own place for a long time our relationship has improved no end and continues to do so (touch wood).
At some point you need to stop being ‘their boy’ and start dealing with them on equal terms, it’s a bloody hard to make a smooth transition, mine invoved much huffing and I only saw them 2-3 times a year for a period but I’m glad we stuck with it and avoided a major falling out.
Since our nipper arrived he’s got right into being a granddad which has been great to see and made it all worthwhile.
So, there, no useful advice but at least I empathise eh?Posted 4 years agolittleiMember
I’m in my 30s, live about 150 miles from my parents and yet they still manage to get me annoyed and upset – regularly! They are really, really difficult – intolerant to any opinion they don’t have, are extremely picky and fussy and are very very controlling. Oh and they complain about a lot! Needed to vent. Please tell me everyone thinks their parents are crazy? I think they’ve watched far too much Crimewatch and the One Show… Anyone else got nightmare parents?Posted 4 years agokhaniMember
A man brings his dog into the vet and says, “Could you please cut my dog’s tail off?” The vet examines the tail and says, “There is nothing wrong. Why would you want this done?” The man replies, “My MIL is coming to visit, and I don’t want anything in the house to make her think that she’s welcome!”Posted 4 years agoTuckerUKMember
Parents can be bad, but in-laws
I get on really really well with all my in-laws. I’m not sure whether that’s because they are all decent people or just because of my overwhelming awesomeness.
But to prove it’s not all roses, my half-sister, grrrrrrrrrrrr. If she were on fire and I was bursting for the loo, well, she’d still be on fire.Posted 4 years agohelsMember
I think it is a sign of being a grown up that you realise that your parents are normal people full of characters and flaws, understand that and try to get on with them but most of all respect them. I am horrified sometimes with how some people speak to their parents ! Just because they are related to you doesn’t mean you don’t have to be polite and respect them.
Anyway lecture over. My mum is great, my dad died when I was 22 and my stepfather is kind of a PITA, very attention seeking, has to be at the centre of everything, which can be wearing. We get on fine though, as I only see them in concentrated bursts when I visit every 2-3 years so value the time. I am sure that helps !Posted 4 years ago
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