30 Redditors Shared The Most Toxic Things Their Parents Have Ever Done to Them

Maybe some people really are not cut to be parents

#16 The manipulative

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My stepmother, after one time when my dad was around and interceded against her abusive treatment, was crying and said “You love them more than me”.

That wasn’t all that horrible of her, in and of itself; she’s allowed her feelings. She had been unflaggingly horrible for years, but she was also two-faced, charismatic, and expert at covering up. I just never expected to hear her baldly admit her resentment and try to justify her treatment of us like that.

I didn’t cut her outright that second; I was either still in or recently out of high school at the time and couldn’t. However, as soon as I moved away, she tried to friend me on a social media site, and I told her “I will be civil to you but I won’t be your friend”, and that day to this I have never heard from her again, and I’m happy for it. That scene is one of a couple that I always think of. —Splendidissimus