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Worst Parent & Child Relationships in Soaps


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#1 VirginiaHamilton

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

While one can argue that this applies to 75% of any soaps' canvas, I do believe that there are some parent & child relationships that go beyond the pale of being terribly toxic on soaps (i.e.: Drucilla's mother preferring Olivia over her while pitting the two against one another on Y&R).

In your soap-watching experience, which relationship(s) apply/applies as the worst in soap history?
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

I always thought that Stephanie and Ridge's relation on B&B was toxic as she overloved him compared to the other children.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

Recent, but i detest the way Fen is towards his parents. I would have never gone down this route of him mouthing off at them every chance he got and never would have done this cyber bully stuff. It would have been better if he was different despite who his parents were in the past....
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#4 darraholic

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

Julian/Vincent - Passions
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

Vanessa/David on AMC. That is the mother lode.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

Brooke -> Bridget - The Bold and The Beautiful
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#7 Pine Charles

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

AMC:

Janet & Amanda

Even though they both love each other, it's a twisted situation.
Janet murdered and attempted to murder Amanda's own husband in her name. Janet also tried to guilt Amanda when she wouldn't visit her, ect., and accused her of not loving her anymore.

Edited by Pine Charles, 26 December 2012 - 05:26 PM.

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#8 DaytimeFan

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

Vanessa/David on AMC was epic, though only for 3 years...

Stephanie/Ridge on B&B lasted 25 years and it was the epitome of a smothering mother, fabulously played by Susan Flannery. That was one toxic relationship that always veered on the incestuous, I like that Brad Bell went there in the late 2000s with Taylor taunting Stephanie about it.
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#9 Pine Charles

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

I thought of another one from AMC:

Hayley & Arlene!

AMC watchers will know what I mean.

Edited by Pine Charles, 26 December 2012 - 05:31 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

Palmer and Nina AMC.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

Oh, I dunno, say, VICTOR and VICTORIA LORD!!

Dorian and Sonya Cramer.
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#12 Pine Charles

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

Eric and Erica Kane
Marian and Liza Colby
Jenny and Opal Gardner

Edited by Pine Charles, 26 December 2012 - 07:25 PM.

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#13 VirginiaHamilton

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

I thought of another one from AMC:

Hayley & Arlene!

AMC watchers will know what I mean.


Shame on me for not citing those toxic two. I still have memories of Arlene's trifling ass sleeping with Alec MacIntyre behind her daughter's back, despite Hayley constantly supporting her battle against alcoholism.
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#14 frequentsoapfan

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:07 PM

I think Vicent/Valarie and Julian own this thread.
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#15 DRW50

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

Arlene Posted Image

She and Hayley made up in the end, at least.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

Angel and Henry Lange on ATWT...he raped his daughter...
Duke and Adrienne Johnson on DAYS...
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:55 PM

James Stenbeck and son Paul. (ATWT)
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:49 PM

Sharon and her kids, Y&R
Sheila and her kids, Y&R/B&B
Brooke and her daughters, B&B
Taylor and Phoebe, B&B

Edited by y&r_fan, 26 December 2012 - 09:54 PM.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:59 AM

OLTL:
Eddie and the Ford Bros
Mitch and Jessica - truly the absolute worst

Brooke and her daughters, B&B
Taylor and Phoebe, B&B

Taylor and Phoebe was one of the worst?

Despite Brooke messing with Bridget's husbands and accidentally sleeping with Hope's bf, I think she has relatively decent relationships with both. They all got past that and have healthy mother/daughter relationships with each other now. Nowhere near as toxic and volatile as some others Ive seen whom never truly got over their issues like Days, Sami and Marlena, whom Im surprised hasnt been mentioned

Edited by Cheap21, 27 December 2012 - 10:02 AM.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:14 AM

Rebecca Hotchkiss and Gwen (Trassions). Any mother who loved their child, or even remotely liked them, would not do to their kid what Rebecca did to Gwen, and that was push her to that piece of filth, Epig, for the 10 years that mess was on the air.

Terrible! Just terrible!
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