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12 April 2006 @ 08:24 pm
Newbie.  
Hey, I'm new here.

My name's Natasha, and I live in Norway. I have a younger sister who I, from time to time, get a long with. A younger brother who's sole mission in life is to make *my* life miserable. Other than that, my dad thinks I'm an anti-social weirdo and my mom says it's embarrassing to go out with me because of how I dress.

My family is just so frustrating. The past two-three years I've been telling my parents that our family is seriously dysfunctional, and that maybe we should see a family therapist or something like that. My dad just gets mad and says I don't know what I'm talking about. My mom thinks I should go see a therapist on my own. She asks herself how the hell I became so "anti-establishment" and "anti-commercial". Please, I bet she doesn't even know what that means.

My brother is just downright mean. He's slowly morphing into a clone of the people at school who constantly make fun of me and my friends. He drinks and smokes and does that tobacco thing you shove under your lip, and my mom just says it's natural for 14 year olds to try that sort of stuff. But if I as much as swear or talk back to my parents they get really mad.

I try not to care about what people say about me in school, and I succeed in that department. But the last thing I need is to hear the same stuff from my family, who's supposed to support me... (Well, that's what they say on TV anyway...)


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That turned out longer than I thought it would. Sorry 'bout that.
Nice idea for a community, by the way.
 
 
 
Arwenkittnpunkie on April 23rd, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, don't let other people get you down. Eventually, when they see that their taunts and teasings don't get to you, they'll get bored of it and move on.

As for your family, maybe you should start off by yourself seeing a therapist. Explain to him/her your situation, and they might be able to help you out with effective ways of dealing with your family problems. It's hard to try and get your family to go to group therapy... in order to help someone, they have to want to be helped. I really don't know what else to tell you except try seeing a therapist on your own, and they might be able to help you out. Also, hang in there. :)
lost_little_nat on April 28th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the advice, I'll definently think about.