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our greatest source of pain and misery... or both. Come here to find
a place to share your family life issues.
Adults Coping with Parents
This is one of the biggest challenges of young adult life. Parents seem
to go crazy just at the time when you need to show them you can make
your own decisions.
are gone too much
Your parents are always gone - on their jobs or with their boyfriends
or girlfriends. Sometimes it seems like you don't even have parents
anymore. Do they really care what happens to you?
are not gone enough
Your parents are always in your face - always around, listening to
your phone conversations and looking at your internet chats. When
you tell them anything at all personal, they go nuts and start screaming
or worrying. How can you find your own life when your parent are suffocating
You have a parent who hits you - hard enough to leave bruises. You
won't tell anyone because you think you might be taken away and put
in a Foster Home. Or maybe your parent threatened you with something
worse if you ever told anyone. Many people have been in this situation
- find out what they have done.
Coping with Young Adults
Your children used to be so loving, and now they won't even give you
the time of day. They keep secrets from you. They go out behind your
back. They are with friends who are not good for them. You want to trust
them and let them learn their own way, but it is a dangerous world out
there. They could get hurt. You could lose them. What are you going
to do? What is your responsibility as a parent?