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What did your parent(s) want you to do? Explore stories told by people across America about what their parent(s) wanted them to do. 

My parent(s) wanted me to get married and they told me I was not college material. Therefore, a year after my high school graduation I married. I never went to college but I worked hard. Women's lib was telling us all to go work, that we...
My parent(s) wanted me to be their perfect daughter. I don't know if they wanted me to be me, or the girl with straight A's and a small voice. They wanted someone who was bigger than their family, with a big GPA and future. It wasn't...
My parent(s) wanted me to grow up and be a football star and have a white picket fence story. wife and children and a couple dogs. it's taken them all my life to accept that they got a homosexual child that doesn't like sports and challenges...
My parent(s) wanted me to never try. When I was younger I did track. By the time I was in middle school, I started getting depressed. So many things just went down south and a part of being depressed was sleeping for hours upon hours. I...