I(20m) have a younger sister(6f) and she always hangs out with me whenever I’m home.
Yesterday I was playing video games and she walks into my room crying. I ask her what’s wrong and she said that our parents just told her that they regret having her. I confront my parents about it and they said that they find her extremely annoying and that if they knew that she would be like this they have aborted her.
The part that pisses me off the most is that the reason they think she is annoying is that she is mentally slow and often doesn’t understand certain things. We got into an argument and afterwards my sister wouldn’t leave my side. They want me moved out within 2 months but I don’t know how my sister will handle not having me around to comfort her.
I’ve been extremely worried about leaving her due to the way she gets treated, what should I do
It's what my mother told me when I was obtaining an abortion at 19 which she believed could make me sterile. It was also in a letter my mother sent me when I was 31 and about to have my tubes tied, knowing motherhood was not for me. I kept that letter for 29 years. I am now 60 and I can say with certainty that I do not regret it.
Upon finding that letter again I called my mother to remind her of what she wrote. Since she wrote it, she has watched me live my life vibrantly without children, and came to understand that while her happiness came from motherhood, that was not the path I was destined to take. She hasn't always approved of my life choices, she doesn't understand why I reject monogamy, why I date women as well as men, why I became an activist, or why I still date at 60 for example. But she knows I am happy. She found it funny that she made that prediction, and we laughed about how wrong she was.
My life is wonderful. I have been so many places, loved so many people, had so m... keep reading on reddit ➡
Back in 2009, I was raped. I was in my early 20s and had gotten very drunk with friends. I lived far from the downtown area I was in and by the time I was ready to go home, I felt too drunk to get on the train but unsure of what to do so I just sat down outside the station. A normal looking guy approached me and asked me if I was okay. I told him I had a few drinks and I wasn’t ready to get on the train yet, and he asked if I wanted to take a cab to a party with him to chill out. Part of me thought it was a bad idea but the other part of me thought it wasn’t worse than just sitting alone outside, so I went.
We got to the address and went inside to a very nice building...only for me to find out that there was no party. I was unsure of what to do. Long story short, I told him flat out several times that I was not interested in anything sexual, and fell asleep. I woke up to being raped.
That’s not the worst part.
I left and went home, and called my friend to tell her what happened. She... keep reading on reddit ➡
Maybe it's because the gameplay didn't live up to your expectations. Maybe it's because the pledge was may more expensive than it should've been. Maybe because it's been sitting on the shelf of shame, waiting to be played but just gathering dust.
For me, it's Heroes of Land Air and Sea. I paid over $250 for the all-in pledge and I liked the game, but then I played Twilight Imperium shortly after and I loved it so much more that I found that I no longer had any interest in HLAS anymore :(
Anytime I express my thoughts/feelings online I feel so stupid and regret posting anything immediately. I even goes as far to delete whatever I’ve posted. I hate thinking about what people could be thinking about what I have to say. I worry that they think I’m not being authentic or something I don’t know. It gets in the way of posting things I’m passionate about like my art. I feel like I’m the only person who does this. 😞
Am I the only one? Is there something wrong with me? Advice?
EDIT I know everyone says this, but I’m overwhelmed with the responses! Thank you for everyone who has commented and left encouraging words. It also makes me feel better that I’m not the only one that goes through this.
Just to clarify, I’m not scared of posting things on Reddit because I’m basically anonymous here, it’s more so on Instagram or Twitter.
I just want to summarize some helpful tips I’ve gathered from the comments so far:
I hate everything about it. I had a choice between a company with great people, better CoL and same pay and my current company.
The only thing better here is the prestige, I fell for it. I knew something felt off during the interview but I took the job anyway.
People here are assholes who live to work, pretend to be nice and backstab you as soon as they can.
Fuck them, fuck me. I wish I I could go back.
What are you experiences?
All my life I’ve grown up having a personal vendetta of sorts against anime. The only people I knew who watched it were the really weird kids in my school. I always despised watching it or even seeing people that do cosplays and etc. Recently I’ve decided that I needed something to watch with more in depth stories that I can watch and my friend made me watch Fullmetal alchemist. I decided why not because it actually looked interesting and I realize that it’s stupid to have this vendetta. It’s not bad. The stories are amazing and the art detail is amazing. I don’t regret getting into it. These shows unlike a lot of actual shows can make me feel something in a time where I’ve felt like I’m honest to god dead inside. These shows can make me shed a tear and then some and I’m happy they can. I can finally feel something. I still try to keep it a secret I watch them because it still feels weird but I’m warming up to it. I might by a manga pretty soon cause I really want to read instead of wa... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have breast cancer. I'd rather not talk about the cancer.
I have been a loner my whole life. I wish I had met someone and gotten married and had children. I wish I had been more adventurous and lived off on my own and had an independent life.
I lived with my parents and took care of them. I was the sibling who kept an eye on them so my other brothers and sisters could go off and do their own thing without guilt.
Now I'm going to die and I have nothing to show for my life. I'll be forgotten pretty quickly.
Anyway I want to say don't waste your life.
I'm a teenager (14) and around an hour ago my mother said to me: "You and your sister are a waste of my time and effort. I wish I never met your father so you could never be born."
Can anyone help me? I've been heavily reading on Stoicism for 6 months now so I think this is the best sub to seek advice. I'd like some thoughts or pointers to texts. Did Epictetus or M.A ever write anything similar to dealing with stuff like this?
When she said it to me, I felt hurt but didn't say anything. Right now she's visiting a friend's house so I'm alone right now as I type this. Right now I don't really feel sad or angry, just apathetic to the whole situation. I realize that what she said is out of my control and I should try to act virtuously. My question is how do I move forward from this? How do I do that virtuously? I'm not even sure that writing this post was a rational or emotional decision. Please help, thanks
Now I have to make a warframe AGAIN just so I can have helminth eat it, but then again I'd only need to do it for abilities I want, like I'm gonna care about having Mag's Pull or something lol.
Kind of sucks they mentioned Primes can't be subsumed because I've got multiples of primes due to them being freebies from stuff.
For me, Katamari. I love the game and would have bought it anyway, but I thought it was a Gamestop exclusive. So seeing it at 20 dollars constantly hurts. I've learned my lesson and am waiting on FF12 to drop to that exact price.
I don’t get bingo’d often (yet) because I’m still pretty young (21F). This was the worst I’ve ever got. I surf and I try to make it to the beach most days because it makes me happy. I’m in college so I don’t have a typical work week and have odd hours ( Before covid at least). This means I could make it to the beach almost every morning around the time most people were leaving for work. Other than school I don’t have any major responsibilities. Some random early 30s lady ( never seen her before) came up to me one morning while I was minding my own business in the water. Apparently, she has seen me here “like everyday this week”. ok, yeah I live down the street and I like to surf. and??? So I reply with some nonsense like yeah, it’s nice in the mornings. She then asks me if I have kids. I just say no, because I didn’t want to explain my personal business to a stranger, also I’m (obviously) way too young. Well, she didn’t like this. She got this super condescending attitude towards me a... keep reading on reddit ➡
I (f24) have 4 children. I had my first when I was 19. My children are 5F, 3F, 2F and 1M. All of our children have been planned, but it’s always been my husband pushing to have another. If he’d have let me I would’ve stopped after our oldest. I never really wanted to be a mom, and don’t feel as though I connect with them very well.
A few nights ago I was putting my eldest daughter to sleep when she started asking me loads of questions. She’s a really curious little girl. I had a traumatic birth with her and post natal depression so always struggled with bonding, and still do struggle connecting with her. She told me she wants lots of babies when she’s older and then asked me how many I wanted when I was her age. I told her I didn’t want any and that I didn’t even want any when I had her. I know she’s only 5 but she massively misinterpreted it and got upset. I comforted her and put her back to sleep.
In the morning she must’ve told her father what had happened when he was making her... keep reading on reddit ➡
This morning I woke up and saw that Alison Brie "regrets" her voice acting role on Bojack Horseman because “We missed a great opportunity to represent the Vietnamese-American community accurately and respectfully”. I don't know why, but out of everything this was the straw that broke the camels back for me. I have no way of knowing for sure how Alison feels or doesn't feel, but a hunch tells me that she doesn't regret anything, nor should she. This is all too familiar to every other movement where people in the media spotlight are suddenly made aware that something is wrong and they are basically forced to apologise for anything they have done in the past that could be remotely related to going against this new movement. Petty stuff like this annoys people, and by the association effect, makes people annoyed at the BLM movement, causing a loss in support for an immensely important societal movement.
Alison's Character in the show is of Vietnamese descent but had grown up in Boston, It... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi! I am a 20yo currently about to start my junior year of college. My work load is very low, and I work a full time job to pay rent, save, pay school payments, etc. I have a dog back at home (4 hours from my college) and I often get upset that my family doesn’t seem to be taking care of him the way he should be. He’s a small yorkie, and actually doesn’t have too much energy, but they lock him in his cage most of the day and don’t actually play with him or take him on walks. I live in a pet-friendly apartment, so my boyfriend suggested me bringing my yorkie here. I’ve made plans to get him from home at the end of the month, but the nerves are definitely starting to kick in.
I’m extremely anxious about this. I do work Monday-Friday and have a boyfriend and social life that I enjoy, so it definitely overwhelms me a little thinking of how to maintain everything and adding my dog into the mix. My boyfriend lives at a different complex, but reassured me that he’d be more than willing to he... keep reading on reddit ➡
It's not what you think!
My wife (25) and I (30) have been married for 5 years after dating for 3 years. 2 years ago we planned to have a baby together and tried for years to get pregnant till April 2019 when we were finally blessed with a pregnancy.
My wife had a complicated pregnancy that required our daughter to be born 3 weeks early, she came out healthy and fine. Well with Covid going on I have been stuck in the house (still on furlough leave) my wife works from home and does so with the baby. About a week ago my wife had an important meeting and asked me to look after our daughter for a couple hours.
The problem is our daughter clings to my wife. The whole time she was screaming and wouldn't settle down with me. When my wife's meeting ended she picked up our daughter who then immediately stopped crying. I jokingly said to my wife " that's the last time I have her on my own" and my wife told me I should have just played with her so she was stimulated and that her crying wasn't... keep reading on reddit ➡
HOLY AMAZEBALLS! So many thoughts and feels.
I thought seasons 1 & 2 were a challenge to keep track of. Then season 3 said, "Hold my beer." I almost had to make my own string wall to stay on top of things.
I won't have any spoilers in this post, but there could very well be spoilers in the replies.
I'll leave it at this. I just need some time alone in a dark, safe space to decompress and process. What a ride!