Well, they all seem to pick on me and have ago at me, when I do nothing wrong. They sometimes talk about me, and it’s sometimes nasty. I have a go at them. But they tell me I’m wrong all the time :( it sucks so much… (From Kent)Issue with Parents and Sister
Issue with Parents and Sister
At 18 I can appreciate the difficulty in dealing with your family while still at home. It is time to make a plan to become more independent. It might take you a little bit of time, but getting out from under your parents and sister’s dominion is essential.
Until then you may want to take a course on assertiveness. Speaking up and being clear about what’s acceptable and what’s not — with your family as well as with others — is an important skill. If there are no assertiveness training programs near you ask your local bookstore for one. Speaking up for yourself until you can leave will help.