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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Probably one of the most common problems among teenagers. Come here, and get some advice.

message 2: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) My father married a (at the time) nice woman a few years back, who immediately became someone I put on a lower scale of people I hate the Voldemort. She's abusive towards him, nearly got me killed three times, and I now have a restraining order against her. Instead of getting rid of her, my father moved to Michigan with her, effectively choosing that psycho b!tch over his only son.

message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh my god, and now you live with your mom? Do you ever see him?

message 4: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) Haven't in a year. I already lived with my ma' though. The occasional awkward phone calls happen, though.

message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm sorry. How did she almost get you killed? If it was on purpose...

message 6: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) Once, after getting us kicked out of a bookstore... :( She was trying to grab a picture of me out of my father's hand while we were on the highway as he was driving, simply because my mother was in it.

message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Wow, talk about your insecure women.

message 8: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) Indeed. The other, she pushed him, he fell back onto me, I nearly cracked my skull open on stairs. Luckily, I caught myself on railing. I don't remember the third.

message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

And he still stayed with her? I'm all for "to each their own" but only to a certain extent.
On the bright side, you don't have to deal with her all the time anymore.

message 10: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) No. But, as we're discussing in social, this has made me afraid of anything temporary, as I'm fearful that it'll never last, or it'll last too long.

message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Last too long?

message 12: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) It'll be horrible, like my father's relationship, or, even something like band. I'll be a bad member, but my director won't kick me out or let me quit.

message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Ohh, I see.
I think that if you are unhappy with something that you have control over, such as a relationship, then you have the power to save yourself. If you go about it the right way, then things won't be so bad.
As for band, I can guarantee that if you suck that bad, your director will let you quit.

message 14: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) I'm actually pretty good, but I feel like I REALLY should've gone to band camp.

message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

Ah, but band camp would have taken away from quality GR time.

message 16: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) Indeed. And restaurant building time.

message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

Exactly. I'm sure you'll be an excellent band member. If you continue practicing, then that's all it takes.
As for your parental issues... I'm not really sure what to tell you. Maybe talk to your mom or your brothers, since they may be able to connect with your problem better?

message 18: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) One brother, who's my half-bro, although he might as well be my full, since we're closer than atoms in a molecule, not Siamese, don't think that. My stepbrother can stay in Michigan. My ma's not really helping me all that much.

message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

What about a close friend? Someone who maybe knew your dad and your stepmom?
Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to keep talking to you, but I'm not sure how helpful I can be.

message 20: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) My best friend was kind of helpful but he lives a bit further away than he used to.

message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

Are you still able to communicate with him?

message 22: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) Sometimes.

message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

Then I would suggest talking to him about this when you can. And for those times when you need to, but aren't able to go to him, then that's what this group is for.

message 24: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) Alrighty. :)

message 25: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) I think I really hated her with my soul when we got kicked out of Barnes and Noble.

message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Haha, that's definitely where I'd draw the line!

message 27: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) I mean, calling my mother a whore definitely didn't help, but getting escorted out of the bookstore by security? X( Somebody gonna die.

message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

She called your mom a what now??? That is not ok!
How did she get you guys kicked out anyways?

message 29: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) Same as the highway. Trying to take the picture. It's really embarrassing reading manga in the other side of the store and hearing that. I mean, yeah, my parents weren't married, but WTF? They were going to be!

message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh my god, and he stayed with her??? I kind of feel sorry for your dad.

message 31: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) He was considering a divorce, but while Dad is a strong war veteran and such, he's weak willed when it comes to women, I suppose.

message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

Mix that with a strong willed woman...

message 33: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) And abuse...

message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

Both physical and emotional I'm assuming?

message 35: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) Indeed. And what do you get?

message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

Trying to come up with a witty yet sensitive pun to help lighten the mood... and failing.

message 37: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) Yep. Failure. Well, at least we figured it out in social.

message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

Yup! One down, at least.
Have you ever tried seriously talking to your dad about her? Stupid question, but still...

message 39: by Drax (new)

Drax RavenKnight (draxhollowknight) Yeah, but, honestly, no. I think this one's a fight I have to face on my own right now, and I'm just going to let my quiet rage stew for a bit.

message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

Alright, feel free to rant when needed, and I'm here if you ever change your mind.

message 41: by Arwen (new)

Arwen My parents are CONTROL freaks. especially my dad...don't get me started on him

message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

Please, get started! We have all night.

message 43: by Rachel (new)

Rachel  (APCB Reviews) (gr8rach) Please do!

Sasha Ivashkov-Herondale-Jackson (aka Clarisse) (sasha101) | 20 comments ahahah yes nicole and rachel i agree. please start!

message 45: by Arwen (new)

Arwen I promise i'll start tomorrow, bed now

message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

My dad is also a control freak! He blocks like everything!! I had to BRIBE him not to block GR!

message 47: by mels (new)

mels (padmeskywalkers) That's awful!!!

message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

Melisquish wrote: "That's awful!!!"

Ikr!!!! It sucks

message 49: by mels (new)

mels (padmeskywalkers) Wow...

message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

I honestly have no idea what just happened...
I have this Cell Model project that's due next week, so I need to start working on it this weekend.
Back up for a second: I don't usually tell my parents exactly what kind of homework or projects I have unless I have to. Why? Because they will attempt to completely take over the project, resulting in a project or assignment that is their work and not mine.
Of course when I tell them this, they deny it, which means I get in trouble with them for being secretive.
But anyways, I had to tell them about this project because I need to go out and get supplies. As per usual, they began to pry and question each and every step I had made thus far.
Well, my mom went with my little sister to her gymnastics class, so it was up to my dad to drive me to the craft store. First, I needed to figure out exactly what I needed since it is an open-ended kind of project.
Dad came home, and I was only half done planning what I was going to do. I went upstairs to tell him that I would be needing to go out and get supplies soon, and then he starts shooting ideas at me. I tried over and over and over to tell him that I already HAD an idea and had been working on it, but he wasn't listening to me! Finally, after he'd told me, "You need to come up with an idea first!" For the twelfth time (I was counting) I told him, "I already HAVE an idea, as I have told you five times already!" He then got mad at me for being rude to him, and accused me of lying. I continuously told him I'd been down in my room working on it but he just kept saying that I was lying. He then proceeded to stomp angrily into his room while I went downstairs to finish planning so that I would know exactly the supplies I needed to get.
Twenty minutes later, I come up to tell him I've finished, and I find out from my other sister that he has gone to the gym, which means that he won't be home for another few hours, by which time all the stores will be closed. Since we're going to be going to my grandma's tomorrow, I won't be able to start work until SUNDAY.
Of course my mom is going to be pissed when she gets home because dad will get to her first and tell her all about how "rude and inconsiderate" I was, when in reality he was being the know-it-all-I'm-never-wrong childish man that he ALWAYS is when it comes to academics.
In addition, when we fight (which is rare) me and my dad end up giving each other the silent treatment for a good few days on end, which is going to make my grandparents scold my mother, which will result in my mother scolding me... again.

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