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Great friends, horrible family. - October 18th 2012, 10:38 AM

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Okay, imma start at the beginning.
Ever since I can remember, my dad has been a drunk. He has hurt my mum many times physically, but mostly mentally. We moved out for a brief period when i was 8, and then mum decided to go back. A year later, dad got drunk again and got my younger brother and I into a car accident, and was arrested. That freaked the hell out of me and I completely lost trust of my dad. He always blamed things on me, and I really couldn't take it, I had many suicidal thoughts at that stage, not that anyone knew about it. I saw a guidance counselor many times and so many things brought up triggering memories. At that stage, my friends weren't great, so I had no one to go to, and wrote a diary. My parents split up again last year, but it still feels like yesterday. I tried to commit suicide once, and have had some more thoughts about it since. The only thing that has stopped me has been friends. My mum has moved on so fast and is dating a quadriplegic, but my dad is still moping and is wanting to get back together. I only trust my friends, no one else. I am stuck in the middle of two horrible lives and I don't know what to do. I just want to live with my friends! Mum has no time for anything anymore and dad... i just can't trust him.
I am so confused right now!!!
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Re: Great friends, horrible family. - October 20th 2012, 01:16 AM

I totally can see how all these different things going on at once can be hard, and even drive you to go insane. As far as your mom, I think you need to communicate with her. Tell her that you love her, and you want to be able to spend some time with her once in awhile (maybe a mother-daughter day). If you find that she start talking to your dad again, then you need to communicate your feelings. Sure, my guess is that she knows that you don't trust your dad, however until you verbally mention it, it may not cause to much alarm to your mother. Communicate is alot, and if you don't communicate, you may find yourself in situations that you didn't sign up for.

As far as your Dad; I can understand 100% why you don't trust him. Personally, I wouldn't trust him either. However, you can still find a balance between trusting him, and not having any relationship with him at all. I'm not saying trust him (because trust is earned, not given), and I'm also not saying end your whole relationship with him (because that solves no problems: if anything it worsens them). I'm saying that you need to find a middle. Talk to him, but don't trust him. This may sound hard, and it may even sound like its not worth it, or that hes a lost cause, but eventually you will be happier with atleast having a civil relationship with him, instead of no relationship at all.

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Re: Great friends, horrible family. - October 20th 2012, 10:38 AM

I understand how you feel right now and i understand you can't trust your dad because of the things he has done in the past.
I pretty much agree with Chris about your mom. Talk to her and tell her how you feel. you aren't going to be with her for long then when you go to college you could move out.

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