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My mom wants me to be more social?
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My mom wants me to be more social?

Okay, years ago she never gave a shit if I even acknowledged her during the day, now that I've recently turned 16, she wants all of my attention.

Before you say I'm an antisocial fuck and/or depressed, I am not depressed, I do not have reason to be.

I'm just a kid. A kid who prefers to be alone with his thoughts. Then you have his mom barging in begging all of his attention. When she does, the kid flashbacks to about 2 or 3 years ago when she wouldn't and couldn't give more of a shit than if she shit in the toilet.

Why can't she get off my fucking back?! I just want to be alone!!

Cool story, bro. Tell it again.
04-09-2013 10:52 AM
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My mom wants me to be more social?

Maybe since you just turned 16 she realized how long she's been ignoring you for and that's why all of a sudden she won't leave you alone. If I were you, I would pretend to be sick or something and say since you don't feel well you want to be alone. I don't know that's what I do during the holidays when all of a sudden my aunts and uncles and everyone are barged into my house and won't leave me alone. Anyway, good luck.
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My mom wants me to be more social?

Confront her about how she never interacted with you when she needed to. That way, you'll be talking with her AND getting her off your back.

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04-09-2013 11:16 AM
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RE: My mom wants me to be more social?

Ask her about her sudden change of behaviour? Maybe something's bugging her, or maybe she's depressed.

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