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When a Mom Says She Hates Her Kids

Have You Ever Hated Your Child?

"I hate you!" is a phrase no parent wants to hear, but chances are, they will. When denied the opportunity to do something children want to do — watch their TV show, attend a party, or drive the car — they will utter the unkind words. But what about the moms and dads?

A mother recently confided in me that when her wee ones were younger, she actually hated them at times. As a mother of two, I can understand the moments of grinding teeth, squeezing fists and deep breathing to keep cool, but I've never come close to hating my own kids. Have you?

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Roarman Roarman 7 years
Frustrated yes, hate no and I don't think that I ever will. I love my children unconditionally.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
I have never hated my daughter. She is only over 13 months, so there has been no reason for me to even come close to thinking or feeling that. I have at times been overwhelmed and frustrated, and have thought to myself that I could just use a break, but I could never feel hatred towards her. I'm not sure how anyone could really hate their child.
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
Oh, and word to the wise, don't tell your kids you hate them. They may even take your's damaging, and could change your relationship.
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
My mom has said it to my brother, and never meant it. My dad said it to me, and told me I am the reason his life was bad (all in one breath!) he meant it, I think. When I was 13, I marched up to my dad after he got done putting me down, and I said very calmy "You know, I know it's obvious, but I hate you." That man CRIED. He f*cking cried when I said I hated him. You know it's real when someone can tell you to your face without raising their voice at all, or doing it out of anger. I really dislike him. I have no love for him at all. My mom has never said she hated me, because she does not. Plus, I have never pissed her off enough for her to say it. She knows I was a blessing, and her easiest child. She always tells me she got spoiled when she had me. It's true. I adore my mother. Best mom in the world.
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 7 years
I have never hated my son. I get so frustratingly angry and I don't want to look at him sometimes, mostly so that I can have sometime to cool down, but inside my heart it is just torn to pieces with pain and love because I just want the best for him and I want him to grow to be the best man he can be but I never ever hate him.
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