Yes, sorry i was a little unclear. My mom, for the last year and a half, has been out of work due to an injury that is difficult to recover from. this has taxed her mentally and physically (as well as spiritually) because of this, she admits that she hasn't been the best mother, and this last half year, i started to lie. It is pretty disturbing, even to me because i NEVER lied before and now it's like second nature. You have to understand that i have a very calm and passive personality, and actually, this is the first time i'm talking to anyone about anything personal. So when she gets upset, i try to be quiet and not get mad (which i later find, gets her even more mad). I have found out that doing this actually builds up stress in me and because i don't really talk to others much, it just keeps building. So we have the emotional and frustrated mom, and the about-to-burst daughter. Then, i do something like lie, and everything hits the roof. (as to why, see my first post) Then she says that i can talk to her about anything, but when i do tell her about mistakes (school-related or otherwise) she tells me that i made a stupid decision and sometimes yells at me. I am trying to change, but it's hard and she doesn't give me the chance and remembers for forever. I'll probably be hearing about it until i'm 20. Anyway, thanks for conversing with me, it's just so hard to talk sometimes and this site makes it easier, even if it is partly my fault. It feels like i can be open and honest without any repercussions. Thanks!