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Why do I always continue an arguement with my parents?

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Last Updated: 08/31/2020 at 11:29am
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MattUK12345
February 17th, 2015 7:29pm
From my experiences, it is because I feel unless I 'beat' them, then I will never get my full point across. But you need to remember that as long as you are the mature one and you make a clear, concise argument, then you will come out on top.
HollowHeart18
March 11th, 2015 4:51pm
You feel your parents aren't understanding your situation. They will just keep badgering you because of the same reason. Both sides of the argument are being overlooked and misunderstood. These kind of misunderstandings cause confusion and most of all irritation. The key is listening and compromizing.
TaniaC
April 24th, 2015 5:28pm
You probably always argue because maybe you dont quite want to admit that your parents are right.Keep in mind parents only yell at you because they care :) What are they getting from it?
shoulderforu
May 17th, 2015 5:05pm
if u are just a teen ager... ur pre frontal cortex isnt yet developed... which is responsible for analytical thinking...thts why parents think for kids till teenage.just to make sure that they are safe :) so arguements are for good...its just a phase...u will go thru it!
ivysoul
May 22nd, 2015 5:59pm
Maybe because the argument is important to you. If it is something important that you and your parents differ on, this can cause it to become more important.
AIPandi101
June 4th, 2015 4:34pm
You could feel that they don't understand what you're trying to say, so you keep trying to make them understand.
Haley622
June 7th, 2015 8:16pm
Whenever I continue an argument with my parents, regardless of the subject of the argument, it normally happens because I don't want to admit I am wrong. Even if I realize that my parents know best or my argument is flawed, I always want to feel in control and correct in what I am arguing; admitting otherwise makes me feel incapable of being independent.
Courtney617
August 31st, 2015 1:56am
when you're growing up, you try to push Away from your parents in an attempt to grow up and move on with your life. And winning an argument gives you a feeling of power which aids in your attempt to move on. Trying to prove that you don't need your parents anymore.
Anonymous
December 21st, 2015 6:50pm
A lot of the time in arguments in can be hard to get your point across. This can continue arguments.
compassionateWhisper50
January 25th, 2016 3:51pm
Usually it is to prove something I think is true... I tend to find it hard to agree with them first >
KrystalandKit
March 8th, 2016 9:32am
From experience, you want to feel right and have a bit of power over your parents. Parents have always been the ones to be 'correct', so once in a while you want to be the correct one.
Hankali
July 12th, 2016 4:28pm
Arguments with people you hold trust is natural.these arguments should be manged and risk should be managed properly by both the parents and kids.Parents should be given room as they are entering the old age that comes with experience and children are in transition stage and learning new things. Parents usually are protective and want kids to learn from their lenses which at times not practical as a teen, most of them want to experience things themselves. We need to understand agreeing to disagree and talk in a peaceful environment to resolve issues.
Anonymous
August 31st, 2020 11:29am
Well.. I find comfortable to be around my parents and hence I don't see any repercussions even if the arguments continues. Because I know from my experience that we mend our ways in few hours. And I don't do argue the same way with my colleagues because I know that comfort is not there. One could say we have taken each others for granted. But I would say this is because you know this is the only place under the earth that you don't get judged and hence one is free to express their own feelings and fight for it.