(Closed) Like mother, like grandmother

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Yep, those nasty traits do tend to get passes down.  All you can do is determine not to be like that yourself.  

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wow, thats interesting.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sienna76:  

It’s funny the way attitudes like that carry. It makes me cringe when I see my sister doing & saying some of the things my mom did to her kids. It’s like, word for word. Like down to tone and inflection, she sounds like my mom.

There are certain behaviors and patterns that, when I catch myself emulating them, it makes me hate myself because I know how hurtful and destructive they are to the people around me.

But, what can you do, but make the best with what you’ve got and try to fix what you can. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@MrsFuzzyFace:  +1. It sucks that they’re acting that way

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My grandmother was a horror and I’ve heard stories that my great grandmother (her mother) was even worse.  I’ve already warned my mother that if she starts acting up she’s going straight to the home.  So far, so good.  🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

In the last twenty years of her life, my grandmother turned into the nastiest, argumentative, bitter bitch from hell.  She died when she was 83…I think my mother was actually relieved.

My mother is now 71…and she’s so much like her mother now it isn’t funny.   It’s actually bloody sad, I can remember her saying at the time that she’d hate to be like her mother…and now she is.   I’m not the only person to have noticed, both my brothers have commented on it.

Makes me worry for the future, to be honest.  At least I don’t have children I’ll be taking it out on…

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