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Exclamation Family life sucks. Don't know what to do anymore. - August 17th 2011, 04:32 PM

Well, this is kind of a long story, so I'm going to shorten it.. Like alot.
Me and my mom don't get along. We never have. She's called me names, told me to go kill myself and many things. I don't blame her though because she struggles with a lot of things, but is it bad that it's affecting me for the worse. I spent 6 weeks with her and she put ALL the pressure of being mom for my younger siblings, and I think that's what kind of made me snap. I started doing something that I did when I was younger, and I told her, but like before she just changed the subject. I just don't know what to do about it anymore. I'm about ready to give up. I already have actually. I'm on Prozac for depression and I've stopped taking it just waiting for enough to happen that I just snap.

If you have time I'd really like some help.

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Re: I'm kind of struggling with my family - August 18th 2011, 12:22 AM

Hey; I know how you feel. I'm forced into being a parent for my sisters, and my mom won't listen to anything I really say. I know it's hard, but you really DON'T deserve it. There's no excuse for her behavior. If your relationship with her is too much of a strain, I'd suggest trying to find some way to distance yourself from her. And, if you're on medication, I wouldn't suggest taking yourself off of it. You're on it for a reason, and it helps keep you safer for yourself. We don't want to see you gone, so you have to do anything you can to keep yourself healthy<3 best of luck darling, and pm me if you need to


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Re: I'm kind of struggling with my family - August 18th 2011, 02:50 PM

Thank you so much. It's good to know I'm not alone. <3
   
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Re: I'm kind of struggling with my family - August 18th 2011, 05:05 PM

Hey. (:
I definitely understand where you're coming from when it comes to parents who are less than supportive. I don't think anyone can blame you for the way it's affecting you. People can only deal with so many negative comments and so much stress before they snap. Is there someone close to you that you can talk to? I know that's such a cliche response, but it really does help! I've been talking to someone (not a therapist, just an adult) for a couple years and they're really become the parental figure that I needed. It's a great outlet!!
One other thing . . you said that you don't blame your mom because she also goes through a lot. As great as it is that you're able to forgive her for it, it doesn't excuse or justify her actions. Negativity in one person's life does not give them the right to be rude to others. Try to keep a positive attitude though, no matter how bad it gets. Praying for you!


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Re: I'm kind of struggling with my family - August 18th 2011, 05:37 PM

I'll definetely try. I've tried talking to my dad, but he just kinda blames me for it all. Like it's my own fault which I know it is, but thank you for the advice. <3 It means a lot.
   
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Re: I'm kind of struggling with my family - August 18th 2011, 05:44 PM

Hello, Charlie! =)

Aside from what's already been said, I really want to encourage you to call your psychiatrist/psychologist/doctor today and tell them about the Prozac. If you want to stop taking antidepressants or try a different antidepressant, that's fine... but all of those changes should be monitored by a medical and/or psychological professional. Going cold turkey is a very bad idea, so please don't wait until your next appointment. Schedule something right away, so you can discuss what should be done regarding that.





   
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Re: I'm kind of struggling with my family - August 18th 2011, 11:27 PM

I'll go tomorrow. (: And I know I shouldn't be quitting them cold turkey, but I just don't know what to do anymore. :/
   
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