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   Posted 2/14/2012 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
So I still live with my mother, I am under 18, and I made a friend in a near by town about 30 miles away. When ever i try to go visit them, my mother says I can't because I don't have any "activities planned" and thats when I tell her what EXACTLY I'm planning on doing. The point is I feel like shes hearing my words but she isn't understanding what I mean, and whenever i try to explain She says I'm insulting her, and when i try to make up for that I feel like im going to either get beaten, or make her cry. And I talked to my older siblings and they completely understand, and when I bring them in to help me explain, I either get grounded or popped on the head. I could really use some help her the physical crap doesn't bother me but almost everything else does.

Thanks already,

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   Posted 2/14/2012 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I think as long as you are under 18 and living under your mother's roof, you kind of have to do what she says. When you turn 18 you can make your own decisions. If you are feeling you are being abused mentally or physically, I suggest you contact child protective services.

Welcome to the forum Wankalicious. Keep posting and know that we all care.

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   Posted 2/14/2012 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Parents and teens often have a hard time communicating with each other. Many times the problem is the neither side is really listening to what the other is saying.

My best suggestion to you at this point is to learn how to be a good communicator. Learn how to present your thoughts, feelings, opinions in an effective manner and also learn to truly listen to what others are saying or trying to say to you.

There are a lot of good books available, many can be found at the library, that can teach good communication skills, and this is one skill that is truly worth the time to master as it will serve you very well for your entire life.
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