Responsibilities of children

Case 291


I am a thirty-two-year-old woman. Ever since I was a child, I have hated the man who says he is my father. I don’t know him and I’ve never seen him. From what my mother told me, he didn’t want me to be born. He asked her to have an abortion because he didn’t intend [...]

Case 2912021-01-20T03:33:24-07:00

Case 274


My mom has been a widow for the past twenty-five years. She has three daughters, including me. I helped her economically even before she was widowed, although I can no longer work because of a chronic disease.... A few days ago my husband lost his job... and now I can’t offer my mother any monetary [...]

Case 2742021-01-20T03:48:55-07:00

Case 244


I am a twenty-six year-old woman, and the only time that I saw my biological father was when I was six or seven years old. My mother and my maternal grandparents raised me. I suffered a lot over not having a father in my life.... He went to another country after the last and only [...]

Case 2442021-01-20T04:00:28-07:00

Case 224


My parents got divorced when I was young, and each of them began a new life. But my mother became very materialistic and authoritarian with her children, to the extent that if we don’t give her money or work to take care of her, she gets angry with us and treats us with contempt. It [...]

Case 2242021-01-20T03:51:46-07:00

Case 214


My mother gave birth to me when she was an unmarried teenager. I grew up in a household with a grandfather and uncles who are alcoholics.... In spite of the fact that my mother never hit me, she caused a gaping wound that is difficult to heal. She is also an alcoholic and, even though [...]

Case 2142021-01-20T04:10:25-07:00

Case 170


My relationship with my mother was very weak because she was an alcoholic.... It was so difficult that she eventually decided to move to another country. When she had been there for seven years, she got infected with AIDS and died. That was six years ago. I couldn’t go to help her, to be with [...]

Case 1702021-01-20T04:16:48-07:00

Case 155


I am six months pregnant, and my husband and I live with my mother in the house that I built for her.... We have a lot of problems because she constantly gives us orders and reminds us day after day that the house is hers and that everything must be done to suit her. She [...]

Case 1552021-01-20T04:34:50-07:00

Case 143


Thirty-one years ago, my mother abandoned us because she was abused by my jealous father.... Our home was a living hell, because we older three children were also abused. Six months ago, I found my mother after all these years.... I haven’t wanted to tell my father, since he always forbade us to even mention [...]

Case 1432021-01-20T04:30:36-07:00

Case 111


My parents divorced a few months before I was born, and my father moved to another city. I am now twenty‑two years old, and I have seen my father only on a few occasions.... My mother never spoke badly of him, but she has said that she hopes we will never look for him because [...]

Case 1112021-01-20T04:39:33-07:00

Case 63


I am a forty‑two‑year‑old nonmarital son. My father is still alive. I love him very much. He has always kept up with me and my mother, but he has never introduced me to his family.... I believe that I should respect his decision to keep my existence a secret.... He is now very old, so [...]

Case 632021-09-23T16:48:57-07:00
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