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Is it my fault? - January 19th 2016, 01:01 PM

I'm a teenage girl living with my mum and three brothers. I quite often feel isolated from them and the rest of the world. I don't have any close friends or many friends and I share a lot with my mum. I don't get along with one of my brothers and she takes his side most of the time. My mums started dating again and we're fighting a lot. I'm worried I'm being selfish and wanting too much of her time but I feel like she never has any time for me and I have to fight really hard to get the tiniest bit if her attention. I don't have a good relationship at all with my father (don't speak to him, haven't slept at his house in two and a half years) and I'm worried I might drive my mum away the same way. I don't know what to do

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Re: Is it my fault? - January 19th 2016, 03:55 PM

This isn't your fault at all. It seems like your household is quite busy with your brothers and your mom, and it is probably frustrating to have to fight to get a small amount of her attention. You're not driving her away, though, and fighting for time with her isn't a bad thing. You want time with your mom so it shows how kind you are, if anything.

What are you fighting about? If things start to get heated, maybe you can tell your mom that you are getting upset and you'd like to leave to cool off before you continue your discussion. I know it is hard to get time with her, but maybe you can ask her to set aside a time to talk so you can tell her how you're feeling. If you can't talk to her or you're not comfortable with it, consider writing her a note instead.


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