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    Quote Originally Posted by leekohler2 View Post
    I was one of those at one point in my life. It was not fun, but with help from friends I got out of it. To this day, I can't imagine being that patient. I was super proud and didn't want any help. The hardest thing for me was accepting help. I just wanted to do everything by myself and I did not want to owe anyone. I just did not want to think I could not do it on my own. When you're in that situation, that's kind kind of all you have left, doing it on your own.

    I think maybe because my family kicked me out for being gay, I just never wanted to rely on anyone. It took me a while to even trust my friends. Thank god they wore me down. But I think it drove me to do the things I've done now too. In one way, it was good. I've been quite successful and self reliant. In other ways it has hurt me. I have a very hard time trusting people.

    The rift with my parents will never be healed. Once that trust has been broken, it's just gone. I forgave them. But the trust will never come back. They chose their religion over their child.

    I know, they're human and make mistakes. But they disowned me for a very long time over a book.

    I could never do that to a child. I can't even imagine that.
    I think that facing parental rejection for any reason, makes people determined not to trust or rely upon others. Let's face it, if you can't trust your own family to do the right thing then you are unlikely to trust anyone else. That's a pretty normal reaction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    @Leekohler2 oler2 I am the same way, my family is wealthy but it takes a hell of a storm for me to call home.

    I know it is there, but it must be a hell of a storm, pride and stuff.
    I knew we had some things in common.


    I've gotten to the point where I just say, "Well, we don't have a a lot to say to each other."

    In recent years, that has kind of changed. I go home for Christmas, and give gifts, even though I'm not Christian. It makes them happy, which is great. They always ask me what I want for Christmas and I always say "nothing".

    But this year, I actually needed some goalie gear. So I asked for a new pair of goalie pants. They sent them to me. It was nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    I think that facing parental rejection for any reason, makes people determined not to trust or rely upon others. Let's face it, if you can't trust your own family to do the right thing then you are unlikely to trust anyone else. That's a pretty normal reaction.
    The worst is, the once it's happened, it never goes away. When you're own family can't be trusted, who do you trust?

    We have made moves in a good direction after about 20 years. They've expressed regrets. Its getting better. I guess I'm glad they're doing this before we can't talk anymore. They're in their late 70s.

    We have been trying lately. My dad has never been a fan of anything I do, but lately he's been bragging to the neighborhood about me playing hockey. He used to hate that. He always thought I would get killed.

    Well, that didn't happen and I've won a few awards. I guess that made a difference.

    But I definitely get why a parent would not want a kid to play hockey. My dad wanted me to play football. I hated football. I loved hockey.

    It was just so scary and fast and brutal. It was everything I wanted football to be, but football wasn't.

    And no, I don't have all my teeth.

    My dad would always show up at the beginning of games and leave. But he's now sticking around at least til the third period. So that's progress! He still has yet to get through the whole game.

    Oh, I should mention that I'm a goalie.
    Last edited by leekohler2; 01-13-2018 at 03:11 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    I think that facing parental rejection for any reason, makes people determined not to trust or rely upon others. Let's face it, if you can't trust your own family to do the right thing then you are unlikely to trust anyone else. That's a pretty normal reaction.
    Exactly, and it's most likely why I'm an ass on here sometimes too.

    But I need to get over it and move on.

    I'm still going to be a dick from time to time. But I hope through telling what I went through, more people will get it.
    Last edited by leekohler2; 01-13-2018 at 03:21 AM.
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    I wonder which s hithole this kid and his mother came from. Why are we helping people from s hithole countries! Where are the Normay kids at?

    From White House corrects DACA meeting transcript:
    This isn't the first time the White House has issued official statements with errors. The official schedule for the President issued Tuesday night included "Normay" instead of "Norway." The White House also misspelled the word "opioid" on a live stream screen and Sen. Thom Tillis' name was misspelled in a press release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trish View Post
    I wonder which s hithole this kid and his mother came from. Why are we helping people from s hithole countries! Where are the Normay kids at?

    From White House corrects DACA meeting transcript:
    This isn't the first time the White House has issued official statements with errors. The official schedule for the President issued Tuesday night included "Normay" instead of "Norway." The White House also misspelled the word "opioid" on a live stream screen and Sen. Thom Tillis' name was misspelled in a press release.
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    By the time the kid is old enough to go to college, if he isn't strung out and dealing drugs, some wealthy liberal will probably offer to pay his tuition..how nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcfieldz View Post
    By the time the kid is old enough to go to college, if he isn't strung out and dealing drugs, some wealthy liberal will probably offer to pay his tuition..how nice.
    So...because a child is in a situation, he necessarily will become a drug dealer? Why would you even say that?

    I've been there, and I'm just fine at 50 years old, more than fine. People helped me. And I'm glad they did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leekohler2 View Post
    It is truly amazing, isn't it?
    TBH, what comes to mind is the rhetoric that politicians like to feed to their base particularly about civil servants. Perhaps they should start with the under skilled and sub-par staff working in the White House. Talk about charity ........ hahahahaha
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