Have you ever told your parents off?

Contributor: SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
My mom can be really immature at times and I sometimes I have to tell her that her actions are wrong. For example once she called a taxi from two different taxi companies at the same time, just in case one does not come on time. I had to force her to pay both taxis and not do anything like this again. I don't think it is the healthiest family dynamic, but it is just the way it works between us. Ho about you?
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Contributor: eri86 eri86
My mom, though she means well, and does it out of love, can be critical at the wrong times.

It took me two tries to pass my written drivers test when I was a teen. I was very disappointed when I didn't pass. And then extra happy when I did pass. I come out share my good news, and the first thing she asks is, "How many did you get wrong."

That killed my buzz... but, and this goes against my nature, I took a breath and explained to her, politely, why that comment, though understandable, was ill timed.

That was years ago, but there have been other similar incidents. Again, I just point them out nicely.

But no, I've never had a need to actually tell my mom, or father off.
Contributor: Ansley Ansley
More than once. We've have an incredibly strained relationship. It's almost unbelievable just how much we can't tolerate each other.
Contributor: Sbmsvschoolgirl Sbmsvschoolgirl
No. My mom and I are really close, and I don't really talk to my dad about real serious stuff. I try not to get into it with him either way.
Contributor: Chastity Darling Chastity Darling
I live with my parents at the moment. They treat me like I am 12 and my hubby like he is non-existent, and they try to parent my daughter. I tell them off on a pretty regular basis. My step-mom gets super pissy about it (her house, her rules for my kid bullshit) but at the moment we have nowhere else to go. Hubs got out of the USMC a couple months ago and we are saving for a place in this uber expensive area + pay child support on his other 2 kids (previous marriage).

For clarification: My dad and I always have and always will push each others buttons but its because we both can take as much as we give, so its no big deal... My step=mom on the other hand, while I love her, is a know-it-all who constantly demeans everyone. She is extremely condescending to the entire family and shows little respect for any of us. We pay them rent and buy our own groceries/toiletries. She gave us a move out date last night... out of the blue. Contrary to my usual self, I kept my mouth shut the rest of the night. We have to find a place that is within our budget and will take a pitbull....
Contributor: Woman China Woman China
My mother and I are ridiculously close since my father passed a couple years ago. There have been a couple times when she gets a little negative and overly critical of people holding them to the same standard she holds her children (we are all over thirty). I just call her "Helen" at those times and she usually realises what she is saying and doing and the light bulb goes off where she remembers, she is not a mother to everyone.

Helen is her VERY annoying and critical and gossipy sister.

That being said, my mother from time to time still tells me off.

The last time I ever spoke to my father was to tell him off for being a rude, uncaring, insensitive, inconsiderate jerk, and if he was allowed to behave in this manner, why can't I be this way towards him?
Contributor: Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
No, my parents are not d-bags.
Contributor: spiced spiced
I loved my parents dearly, but starting about age 12, I realized they had NO CLUE about A LOT of things. The rest of my years at home were spent humoring them on the surface — and doing whatever the hell I wanted to away from them.

Although I avoided confrontation for the most part, I did end up telling them both off a couple of times when they tried to control decisions which were rightfully mine.
Contributor: mdnght mdnght
I'm pretty close to my parents, and more often than not I'm the one being a brat. But my dad does have a tendency to overreact to the smallest of things (like when I missed a class last semester because I felt sick, he got mad at me and threw up his hands and yelled that I might as well quit college), so I do tell him off when he's acting an ass
Contributor: KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
I am super close to my mom, but she has boundary issues, so I have to firmly put her back in her place on occasion.
Contributor: K101 K101
Originally posted by SourAppleMartini
My mom can be really immature at times and I sometimes I have to tell her that her actions are wrong. For example once she called a taxi from two different taxi companies at the same time, just in case one does not come on time. I had to force her to ...
Not since I was a kid.
Contributor: Virgingasms Virgingasms
Sometimes. My mom can be really rude to people and I have to explain to her why that's wrong.
Contributor: FieryRed FieryRed
There's one time I feel bad about having "told my mom off." She was telling me how my step-dad was working late a lot, and she worried that he was being unfaithful. My naive self said to her, "If you don't trust him like that, then why don't you just leave him?" Sigh. I felt terrible about that when it turned out that she was right.
Contributor: KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Yes, I've told my father off. There is a lot of back story to go with it, but my mom heard the whole thing and even she said he deserved it.
Contributor: js250 js250
After many years of abuse and disagreements I told my mother to just stay out of my life. I have never regretted doing this--she was too toxic and it was a very bad situation.

My dad and I go back and forth...we are very close but also go on about our business for months without speaking to each other. At least we sued to before he got sick. We have been trying to change this and talk at least a couple times per week or more--but it is something we are getting used to.
Contributor: PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I did long time ago but don't want to get into why on here. I almost did yesterday because she pissed me off so bad. I had to remember respect my elders and plus she is my mother. We both are Libra's so sometimes we can clash.