I Don't Get Along With My Parents At All

 I'm a 15 year old girl and I live with my single mom. My mom and dad got divorced when I was little and my dad just basically handed us over to our mom and gave us no money. I don't hate my dad, I just have no love for him. He cheated on my mom and he is the most rude, irresponsible, and degrading person ever. He judges people by how they look and makes fun of people who are overweight. I can't relate to him at all. My mom is the most negative and over dramatic person ever. Our Starpass not working at the movie theater can lead to her throwing a temper tantrum and screaming about how much god hates her. My parents have never done anything bad to me, I just find that I can't relate to them at all. Whenever we are all together I always just sit there and don't say anything at all. I know my mom is trying to talk to me but I just can't do it. I feel like my family brings out the worst in me and I know that sounds horrible, but it's the truth. I don't know how to get along with my parents. I don't want to be negative or bitter about the world like my mom and I don't want to be rude and irresponsible like my dad either. I feel like if I just had time to myself and had time to figure out who I want to be then maybe I could have a relationship with my parents, but I don't know how to do that now. I'm not looking for help or anything, I'm just looking for someone to talk to.

goldygirl94 goldygirl94
1 Response Feb 22, 2009

It's sad that you can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family, huh? It's good that you can just let this out. I know it's a hard situation to be in; you can't go anywhere since you're underage but you have to endure being with people that have personalities that clash violently with yours. It will get better. Don't let it get to you. Don't become like them. Observe the way they react to things, and why it isn't good, and keep that in mind so you don't continue their cycle.<br />
You can talk to me anytime.