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Worst Parent & Child Relationships in Soaps

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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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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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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.

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

Dorian and Sonya Cramer.

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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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