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Posted 11/18/16 , edited 11/18/16
So tell me what age did you stand up to your parents? Pretty much you had it with their shit and it was time you took a stand. What did you do or say? How did your parents respond? What is the right age to tell your parents enough is enough?


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When you say stand up to parents--do we mean attempts or successes?
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It's called the "terrible twos" for a reason.
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PrinceJudar wrote:

When you say stand up to parents--do we mean attempts or successes?


Successes?
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Standing up to your parents is just something every teenager goes through, if you haven't then you must be a pussy lets be honest. You come home drunk one day and they lecture you so of course you're gonna stand up, I don't know what teenager hasn't argued with their parents.
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I never really had the opportunity to "genuinely" stand up to my parents. Mother was murdered when I was 12, father (that I barely knew) died of a heart attack when I was 15.

My grandparents were the ones to (inevitably) adopt me. They demanded rent the moment I turned 14 and was making money fixing computers. My first "stand" was when I went to Japan as a foreign exchange student. Came back to the US, ran away for two months. Got caught, ended up back "home" and started paying rent temporarily until I moved out alone (before the age of 16). When I moved out, that was my "stand" against them, but neither of them really cared either way. lol.
Posted 11/18/16 , edited 11/18/16
Just an hour ago actually (so age 22). My dad is very strict but I understand where he is coming from. That I could take. What I could not take, however, was when he reprimanded me when I joined the protest on the streets against the burial of a dictator, and he said so many things which were unacceptable.

In my country right now, a dictator has been secretly buried in our Cemetery for Heroes. This is the dictator that was exiled through the People Power Revolution.

Now he is buried in The Cemetery for Heroes. The dictator responsible for many human rights violations during his reign. Many people were abducted, raped, and tortured. But lo and behold he is now buried in the Cemetery for Heroes because a current dictator-wanna be President (whose administration already caused the death of more than 3000 alleged "criminals") is friends with the late dictator's family.

I have been saying yes to my father's whims. I tolerated his misgivings. But I had to stand up to him this time so I talked back at him with all my might. I don't regret a single damn thing.
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I don't think there is a "right age" for this. It depends on the circumstance.
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Sorry, but I've never successfully stood up to my parents since only my mother was around.

You can't win an argument with her because she's extremely stupid to the point she doesn't realize she's stupid and so stubborn to the point she can't be convinced she's even a little stubborn.

I'd have an easier time wrestling a Black Dragon with my bare hands than winning an argument with her.
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Hmm.. to answer the question more seriously.. I started fighting with both my parents in my teens, but only the relationship with my father was irreparably damaged.

I usually get on alright with my mother these days (unless she's harping at me about getting married or providing grandchildren), but I haven't really seen or spoken with my father in.. probably around a decade, not that I really keep track. He's dead to me.
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"Terrible twos," indeed. Seriously, though, I've never had a reason to tell my parents, step-parents included, to sod off or do anything nearly so dramatic. A few arguments, but nothing serious. I wasn't and am not smothered, or anything; however, the reason I haven't done so with my biological father is because he hasn't really had anything to do with me since he and my mother separated, way back when I was 6-7.
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I don't think there was ever a point where it got to the point where i had to "stand up" to my parents. There were phases though. For the most part I came to understand that we had differences in opinions. I'll respect theirs if they respect mine. Although we may disagree and get upset at one another over it, at the end of the day we're family.
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Well I've never successfully stood up to my parents. I've attempted but it usually ended with me getting hounded until I broke down and started repeating words and phrases (palilalia).

I should be able to stand up to them when I move out and it's simply a matter of hanging the phone up.

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When I was 21 but not much has changed since then.
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Never? I've never had a reason to stand up. They are not really controlling me, never have.
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MaiJurist wrote:

Just an hour ago actually (so age 22). My dad is very strict but I understand where he is coming from. That I could take. What I could not take, however, was when he reprimanded me when I joined the protest on the streets against the burial of a dictator, and he said so many things which were unacceptable.

In my country right now, a dictator has been secretly buried in our Cemetery for Heroes. This is the dictator that was exiled through the People Power Revolution.

Now he is buried in The Cemetery for Heroes. The dictator responsible for many human rights violations during his reign. Many people were abducted, raped, and tortured. But lo and behold he is now buried in the Cemetery for Heroes because a current dictator-wanna be President (whose administration already caused the death of more than 3000 alleged "criminals") is friends with the late dictator's family.

I have been saying yes to my father's whims. I tolerated his misgivings. But I had to stand up to him this time so I talked back at him with all my might. I don't regret a single damn thing.
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I don't think there is a "right age" for this. It depends on the circumstance.


Marcos?

My facebook feed is filled with people that support and oppose the guy.
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