send a song-a-gram
just refrain from stalking, ok?
Just say what you want to say. You can not force your loved ones to listen to you but I can bet they will hear what you're saying even if they don't agree with you.
What I see as your biggest mistake is trying to make ppl listen. You can not make ppl do what they don't want to do. Your role in this is to say it and what they do with it is up to them. Stop putting so much pressure on yourself to change them....
I hate to tell you its because to them what you say is irrelevant . obviously you are not a productive member of the family
is it really that important ? I don't like to see you wasting time over this , I think I saw where you don't live with them ?
In my own experience I have a 23 yr old daughter with a 4 yr old. I share things with her with regards to being a first time mother and she refuses to listen and she continues to make the same dumb mistakes over and over. I told her don't come to me if her mistake is a result of her not listening to me just figure it out.
I've seen that so many times. the worst thing about people who wont/dont take advice is that you care
ok now i understand sorry to hear about your parents
Ok I see your point perfectly
Send them a letter. (Be sure to include diagrams drawn in crayon to help them be able to follow the talking points.)
talk loudly or scream.
Since it seems you've already stated your " feelings " in an opinion sharing setting and you feel they weren't listing......... it seems to me the only other step is to just stand up for your opinion / feelings and teach them to have no other choice but to accept how you feel.
I like the writing idea's too though. Maybe in writing and individually they would be more apt to " hear " you.
Do make them your thoughts as to each individual and how they are responsible for how you feel. No blanket letters.
It's not a perfect world, is it kiddo ?
Ahh, my mistake. Then I think the letter idea is really awesome. Good luck to you.
You can't. let it be.
They don't seem te agree.
trap them in a car with you driving. take the long way home.
write it down
which opinion is that? there are some opinions that you're better off keeping to yourself.
Do you talk or shout...?...i'm asking coz when people shout i switch off ... sounds like a nightmare.
Take them to lunch. They'll listen.
If you can't travel to talk to them in person, telephone, text message, email or write a letter. If they refuse to listen to you when you try to voice your opinion, then what more can you do? Let go of your obsession to be heard and move on with your life. Maybe some day things will be different but for now you've tried your best and you can be pleased with yourself for that.
Okay, it's not an obsession ... good luck ymoren21!