"Listen To Bubby" | Session #4
I don't know what to do. My life has gone down hill ever since I started 11th grade. First I went from private to public school and I hate the school I am at. My grades have dropped so much. My mother keeps telling me other kids love it, blah blah blah, but I try to tell her that I am not other kids. But she won't listen to me. It's like my opinion isn't important.
This year I have lost friends because they've gone their separate ways. I couldn't go see a concert because my teacher said I had to be in class. My mum won't let me date this guy I really like because of his family. I really like him and I have tried everything to convince her, but she won't listen. If it keeps going on like this I will be single forever.
Sometimes I feel I am more scared of my mum then I am of anything else. She is so protective and I am not allowed to go out or do anything. I can't even sleep over at friend's houses or walk into town. My parents say they just want to protect me but they don't know that the more they are "protecting" me the more they are pushing me away.
I am 16 now and when I finish grade 12 I am going to find a full-time job so I can earn enough money to move out and go to university. The only choice is to move out, which is what I am going to do.
I have no other choice. What is your opinion??
16 And So Many Problems
Dear 16 And So Many Problems,
Listen to Bubby's advice to you as an wmv file (windows media player) or mp3 file.
This was recorded just for you!
Links to this post:
0 OPINIONS ADDED
"Help Me, Bubby!" Disclaimer
By submitting a letter to this website, you grant Help Me, Bubby! permission to publish it on this site or elsewhere including print publications. Your letter will only include an anonymous signature that you provide or that we use to substitute for your real name. Your email address will never be included or distributed. Due to the large number of letters received, there is no guarantee that a letter will be responded to. Any information or advice given at Help Me, Bubby! is not intended to provide an alternative to professional medical treatment or to replace the advice or services of a physician or psychiatrist. Neither Bubby nor her granddaughters are professional therapists or medical experts. If you have any serious medical or mental problem, please consult a professional. Although all this advice is offered lovingly from the heart and in good spirit, we are not responsible in any way for your decision to accept or reject the advice or the results thereafter.