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Unhappy Parents have no confidence in me. - February 11th 2011, 08:36 AM

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So like the title of this thread says, my parents have no confidence in me. I went for a job interview today and they said that I won't get it. I told them that I got into 2 Uni's and they didn't say anything. They said that when I go for my Provisional License that I'm going to fail. They think I'm going to fail at everything in life. I heard a conversation they were having about me and my Dad said something and my Mum said that at least I was trying. I want to prove to them that I'm not going to work at McDonalds for the rest of my life or I'm going to be a drop-kick like a few people I know. But I'm sick of pleasing them. I'm sick of pleasing everyone because no-one notices. When Marge says in that Pretzal episode of The Simpson's "Aim so low kids. Aim so low that no-one cares when you succeed", is exactly how I feel. I've pretty much have had enough of trying.


   
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Re: Parents have no confidence in me. - February 12th 2011, 08:31 AM

Don't ever, I mean don't EVER let someone talk down to you like that.
I understand that your parents, but your parents should always be supportive of you, and they should always encourage you to succeed.
Of course, it is a good thing that you are trying, and sometimes, that's all it takes. You might not hit the perfect interview, or you might even find a job you dislike, but it's something that you can throw into your parents faces.
You should probably sit them both down and tell them that by the hurtful words they say, your becoming more and more discouraged and that you need to be told postive things to help you through whatever situation your going through at that time in your life.
Your parents are basically verbally abusing you, and that's still a form of abuse. You can always talk to another trusted adult about it. They might be able to give you the support and encouragement your needing.











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Re: Parents have no confidence in me. - February 12th 2011, 11:05 AM

Hi,
As Shnnon ashley said, don't let anyone put you down like that, if they do they are not worth it! They are your parents and should be supporting you no matter what, maybe you could talk to another family member you trust?
Keeping going and aim high, it's brilliant you are trying,and you go out there are live how you want. I belive in you.
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