Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!

Friends and Family Everyone has disagreements, even best friends and family. If you need advice about a relationship, ask us here.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Piscine Offline
Welcome me, I'm new!
Piscine's Avatar

Posts: 1
Join Date: January 19th 2016

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

Last edited by Piscine; January 19th 2016 at 01:27 PM.
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
cynefin Offline

TeenHelp Veteran
cynefin's Avatar
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Location: 1261'

Posts: 10,123
Blog Entries: 1596
Join Date: August 25th 2012

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.

Articles & Resources Officer|Lead Moderator|Senior Newsletter Editor
The mountains are calling and I must go.

They whispered to her
you cannot withstand the storm
she whispered back
i am the storm.
Closed Thread



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All material copyright 1998-2020, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints | Mobile

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.