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Who can give me some suggestions?
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Griffit Offline
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Who can give me some suggestions?

Today I had and excursion to the city,we are all her for the same reason so I assume you know why I wagged,and I called my mum to confess what I did to her and to tell her that I hate school,that I wish I didn't have to go because it genuinly frightens me,and that I'm suicidal because of it,and she confronts me about it in a really demanding way so my instinctive reaction is to deny everything she says.
10-19-2012 05:46 PM
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RE: Who can give me some suggestions?

It sucks when parents do that. They sound as though they think that they are somehow superior to u. If you have a dad, you can try him. Sadly I dont think there is a way to talk to your mom. You need an adult that she rspects on your side.
10-19-2012 09:25 PM
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Who can give me some suggestions?

Well my British man, tell your mom you are in control of your own life and your own body as a human being.

Congratulations humanity,because you refuse to let go of the old and evolve you actually make people believe in 2012. Not only that, but you're the only species on Earth that were able to make it possible, now we get to sit until we die because we couldn't get to Mars. We have failed as a society and don't deserve our gifts to survive for this long. Maybe this is why dinosaurs are extinct, we sure aren't any better than the dirt you say we're created from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...DvwSOFto#! Noo

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10-19-2012 10:08 PM
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Who can give me some suggestions?

This is relevant to your mother's reaction: http://eqi.org/invalid.htm

What sorts of things did you deny, and was it actually true?

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