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I can't stand living with my parents - October 21st 2012, 09:51 PM

My parents only communicate with me for two reasons. To lecture or to yell.

No matter what I do, Im always wrong. They lecture me on my weight, my grades(straight A's) how I'm always wrong and they're always right about EVERYTHING. I got confirmed yesterday and for those who do not know, that's becoming a full member of the Catholic church, which is a pretty big deal. I was the star of the night, first time in a long time that I actually felt important. My parents were playing the role of the proud parents, showing me off to people there. I got called into the church to take more pictures with friends that had also gotten confirmed. I get back to the car and before I can even put on my seatbelt, my father is saying, "What did you go back there to do? Eat more cake?". I am extremely insecure about my weight and they say shit and crack jokes like that all the time. I even got $70 in gift money, and my parents say some shit like, "You know when you get money, you're supposed to help your parents out instead of blowing it on junk food, right?" First, there they go with the fat jokes again. Second, they both make $100K a year. What is my $20 bill and my $50 Gift card is supposed to do? I have to soend my money on everyone else while my mother goes out and buys $600 Michael Kors bags. Arent i just following their example? "You earn the money, you can soend it however you want." That wasn't even the first time that day. Whenever I drive bymyself or with friends, I do just fine. But when I drive with someone who I know is going to criticize me at every turn(my parents) I become a hazard with a V8 engine. I making mistakes I never make and I get yelled at for it. Even if I do something right, they feels the need to remind me to do it again. No good job(haven't heard that in 10 years). No "I'm proud of you"(Never heard that before). They will lecture me about college. As if I'm not going. Because that's what all American teenagers do according to the media. And I'm absolutely no different. I'm just a possible criminal(who somehow makes straight A's). I had a different first choice college and then they forced me to change it to something else. Now that I'm all for going to the new college, they're suddenly so supportive of my original first choice. As long as they get to contradict me. When it comes to eating, I rarely eat anymore. If I eat, I get yelled at and lectured, but if I don't eat, I just get lectured. So Eat(yell and lecture) or starve (just lecture). Kind of easy. I can't talk to them. I'm just the teenager and I'm always wrong. The worst part is what they say when they see how pissed off I am, "You know you can talk to us right?"
   
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Re: I can't stand living with my parents - October 22nd 2012, 11:29 AM

Wow, they seem really unsupportive. Do they realize how bad they are or do they think they are good parents?

Next time you get pissed off with them, try telling them how you feel about it and say something like "When have you ever been supportive of me? All you do is criticize me."

I dunno what age you are, but if you are going to college, surely you could move to a dorm or something? If you can't afford one yet, talk to your parents and if they don't change, stick it out for another year, get a job and then move into a dorm.
   
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