ANSWERS: 36
  • Yep and I think they would agree.
  • at times , yes I have, but I have been working hard to get their faith in me back and they know what I've done to get myself back on track they're happy for me now, as i am too
  • No, I think they failed me.
  • At times but most of the time I was fine. I was in my 30"s before I slowed down my continual trying to get the perfect comment from them of how proud they were of me. They were but I couldn't see it. After I found out that I could only do the best that I could (for me) then that was when I became comfortable with me.
  • No, if anything it's the other way around.
  • I think in some ways I have, but I know they would agree that they have failed me in their own ways also.
  • Not at all yo...
  • OK, sure.
  • My father failed me. My mother and I had a wonderful relationship, and I cared for her for six years until she finally succumbed to cancer, so I don't think she'd say I'd failed her.
  • No. My father always wanted more education (only 8th grade) and he wanted my brother and I got get more. I have a Masters and my brother got his BA and did MS work. I didn't become a preacher like my mother wanted, but I didn't think I'd do a good job with that, Social Work instead.
  • OMG! what a question! I could write a whole paragraph, but rather not go there right now - still sensitive subject
  • No I know I did not that question is easy if you asked if I failed anyone else I may have to think a lot harder.
  • absolutely
  • not right now but i feel like i am...
  • I failed a lot of people. My parents are about the only people that failed me. Emphasis on "about," I could name several others, but why would I do that? You wouldn't know them anyways:P
  • No, I don't think I have. :)
  • No. They failed me. However, they are proud of the person I became.
  • a few times I made choices that they did not agree with, but overall they were very proud of me, especially when compared to the mess both my siblings made of their lives.
  • There were times when I didn't measure up to what a good son should be but I think in the overall picture they would have been proud of me (my family, my standards, my accomplishments.)
  • Yes... My parents always had their own ideas about who I was to become and low and behold I became the opposite! My mother still hates me for it but hey, to each their own. I think if my parents would have given me something to look up to I might of fufilled some expectations but without role models of the right nature it's tuff.. Everyone is their own individual and I always disliked cookie-cutter ideas.
  • No. I am a good upstanding individual. I think I became what my parents raised me to be. I am successful, I am courteous, and I do what's right for me without hurting others. I do beleive that my dad is dissapointed in me, as he always had these different ideas of what his first son should be, but I don't beleive I failed him.
  • No. My Father was always proud of me and did push me to do better in life and school. I did get a good laugh when I found out that he never made it past Fresman year in High School. I didn't say anything to him about it because his sister(one of nine children) told me he had to quit school to find a job to help support the family. My Mom, on the other hand, acts like what ever I do will not be good enough for her high standards. I guess you can't please everyone,so you got to please yourself :)
  • yes they set me up for to fail in their eyes
  • i haven't failed but i dont think ive passed yet... i did well with my mum test but in the dad test i struggled cause whatever i did there'd be a cross on his face...well im not blamin myself cause i put the effort to succeed with both parents... but its DADDY's fault! anyway what was the question ..oh yea um.. no i dont think i failed them only one of them failed with the upbringing of me
  • No. My parents had 5 children. They taught us loyalty is most important and we grew up in a Ward and June Cleaver household. The older 4 only (2 live within 1 mile) "check in" when it's convenient for them which is anywhere from twice a year to once a month. I'm the one they always depended on for support, driving, taking care of their bill paying and grocery shopping, medical care, etc. Do I think I failed them? Nope. I'm the only one in my family who didn't fail them.
  • Yes. I always go to the partys with my mom. and you know that time of age wen you dont want to go and i didnt and wen she came bak, she wouldnt even look at me. :(
  • No I didn't fail my Mother but my father on the other hand failed me years before he passed away but the past is the past.
  • I don't think so. They were upset when I left a secure job for starting my own business. Then when I got well settled they were happy. Then again they were upset when I decided to close my business and go into farming. But here too they I found my choice was not bad in anyway. I am sure they were happy about me when they passed away. They just wanted to be sure I am happy and secure. And I am happy and secure. What more they could have wanted!
  • Yes, the day that my name was read at church as one who was "disassociated" from the congregation. I had asked to be removed from the congregation, and I feel no remorse. They had hoped I would follow their path, but I chose to forge my own.
  • Never...I like to think that I am PAYBACK to my parents--from my GRANDPARENTS!!!
  • Yes, they have very high standards and morals, but I know in the end I don't disappoint them I make them very special and very lucky.
  • Yes, for some reason I disappoint my father for educating myself...only because I want to learn what other peoples religious beliefs. I am just learning and have strong faith in God the same God as him. I just don't get it. That is just how I have disappointed him lately. During my teenage years on a daily basis, I disappointed my parents.
  • I've felt that my parents have disappointed me...
  • They gave me life and I'm glad they did - how wonderous this world.To fail them implies that I owe them something - no,I do not.I have disappointed their expectations - I've happily helped them work on this.See ,I lack the usual forms of ambition.I don't care much for money,people's opinions,respect,the whole one-upmanship keeping up with the jones middle-class American lie.I want to know - I want to go deeper and all that other crap just gets in the way.And knowing,I want to realize this knowlege - knowlege not embodied is words is gas.I've no respect for Christians because most aren't.It is very simple to be a Christian - embody the teachings.This is unprofitable,therefore despised;hence,undone.When I turn into a money-grubber,then I've failed them.So long as I can fight,the games afoot.God I love life
  • In some ways yes and in some ways no.
  • More times than I can count, but they kept coming back and loving me anyway. I finally grew up enough to realize their sacrifice and made amends...but of course my mom wouldn't hear of it. "Nothing to apologize for, dear." God, I miss that woman.

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