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Don't Be Selfish by yuumei Don't Be Selfish by yuumei
I was recently informed that my dad may not have much longer to live due to heart conditions, but of all the things to do before his death, seeing me is not one of them because his wife wonít allow it and he canít be bothered to care. Itís weird to find out that while my dad is still alive, the last time I saw him 3 years ago is the last time I will ever see him again.

Itís hard to fight back the memories of how much things have changed since my youth, so I will just embrace it instead.

Itís funny how they used to say that they did everything for my sake. Iím sure they actually believed it themselves back then, but time has a way of changing people. I canít help but find it ironic that the things they did to help the family ultimately torn it apart. Never coming home to make money, going abroad to study; distance makes the heart grow cold, and time weathers down all promises.

I had always been very understanding of their divorce. Hey, it happens. But as they built new lives, it became evident that I was not included. It doesnít matter now, but at the time, I was still a minor and had to depend on them. Itís just like a slap in the face when your own mother tells you that you have nothing because your father didnít pay for it. Adding to the list of things I donít have is the right to see my dad before his death. The leftover child of that failed marriage is no longer a concern.

I feel so bitter right now itís fucking disgusting.
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toratoto Featured By Owner 6 days ago
i wish you a successful life full of joy and love and have a caring,sweet and kind husband
Giulyblader Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
I know what you feel...
Obese-Butterfly Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh geez. this hits home.........
AnAsianToaster Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
People like this really shouldn't be allowed to care for children.
Eali-Fey Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this one is old but have you ever considered personally talking to them and questioning them? Maybe talking to a family member of yours (grandparents, uncles, aunts? Really close friends?)
To me, they're not real parents, they're the selfish ones. Kids are supposed to be selfish and allowed to ask for things. Parents should love unconditionally and give their all to all children, not play favorites.

I'm sorry to say but don't take an offense: your parents are pieces of crap. How dare your dad denies seeing you because the woman doesn't like you for some reason. How dare your mother openly says something so SPITEFUL - does she even know what storge stands for in terms of love?

Sorry, it's just that this comic makes me so angry that this is happening to kids every day. 
Yassawe Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  New member
When you will have a spouse, children and make your own family, they will come to you and ask for help. And you'll answer: don't be selfish, it's money for MY family

Привет, Пикабу!
tornadoz01 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Aw, but I'm glad you found a good way to deal with it. I just want to give you a virtual hug right now (and I don't even like hugs).
Hanachii-Panda Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
this hurts my feelings a lot ahaha; it took a while to chose to wake up because sometimes it's just hope we choose over ourselves
weepingSiren Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  New member
I think I kinda know how you feel; I went through a similar thing as well. You seem like such a strong person and I wish you all the best.
LizTheLisamon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Wow, that's such a sad story, I almost began to cry. I'm so sorry for you.
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