• 15 and raising my siblings?

    I’m 15 years old and I’m raising my three siblings. A four year old, a ten year old and a eight year old. My mom is an emotionally unstable woman. All she does is sleep all day and lock herself in the room. Sometimes she leaves to her boyfriends house and doesn’t return for a few days, leaving me with no choice but... show more
    I’m 15 years old and I’m raising my three siblings. A four year old, a ten year old and a eight year old. My mom is an emotionally unstable woman. All she does is sleep all day and lock herself in the room. Sometimes she leaves to her boyfriends house and doesn’t return for a few days, leaving me with no choice but to keep my siblings. I’ve been doing this and living like this since I was 10, raising my siblings. I didn’t really have a childhood, it was like going straight to “adulthood”. Our family has been involved with child family services and my siblings and I were all separated I do not want that to happen again I feel trapped with no other options because I know In the end cfs will be involved. Everyone tells me that And I don’t want that. I don’t know what to do...I feel like reaching out to some family members but everyone is busy with their own lives. I’m tired of living like this I love my siblings with all my heart but I need to focus on myself my education and my future.
    19 answers · 1 day ago
  • Am I a bad Father for being attracted to my daughters friends? Or am I a normal male?

    Hey everyone, I'm a 53 year old Married White man and I have three daughters between the ages of 19 and 23. Their friends are in the prime of female youth and I find many of them to be irresistibly beautiful, sexy and very attractive. My mind says this is not right, but my body really wants them sexually. My... show more
    Hey everyone, I'm a 53 year old Married White man and I have three daughters between the ages of 19 and 23. Their friends are in the prime of female youth and I find many of them to be irresistibly beautiful, sexy and very attractive. My mind says this is not right, but my body really wants them sexually. My feelings for them are such that when they visit my house I usually get very aroused being around them and I can't help fantasizing and pleasuring myself over them after they leave. Even they can see how obvious it is I want to have sex with them and at times it can be tense and awkward when I try to flirt. I have also made questionable actions such as collecting their sexually charged party photos from facebook and instagram (short skirts, high heels, make up, low cut tops, bikini etc) for my erotic pleasure. Am I a bad Father for feeling this way or is it natural biology for an older man to be attracted to younger women in their peak even if they are my daughters friends?
    20 answers · 15 hours ago
  • My dad doesn't think I'm ready to start driving. Is driving really that hard?

    I turned 16 a few months ago. I'm now old enough to get my driver's license. However, my father is giving me second thoughts about driving. He doesn't think I'm capable of driving. I told him I'm ready to start driving, and that I want him to teach me. He refuses to teach me. He told me,... show more
    I turned 16 a few months ago. I'm now old enough to get my driver's license. However, my father is giving me second thoughts about driving. He doesn't think I'm capable of driving. I told him I'm ready to start driving, and that I want him to teach me. He refuses to teach me. He told me, "You may think you're ready, but I don't think you're ready." This made me a little angry. Who are you to tell me what I'm not ready for? He told me, "If you proved to mom and I that you were ready I would." I asked him, "What do I have to do to prove that I'm ready to drive." He couldn't really answer my question. He then began to get an attitude and told me, "You're being very combative and argumentative." No, I wasn't. I genuinely wanted to know why he thinks I'm not ready to drive. He couldn't answer my question because I think he has no reason to think I'm not ready. I'm not an out of control teenager. I don't party. I don't do drugs. I don't sneak out. I help out around the house by; taking the trash out, washing the dishes, doing laundry, etc. I earn straight A's in school. I feel as though I'm responsible enough to start driving, so I don't understand why he thinks I'm not ready. He tells me driving isn't that easy. However, all of my friends in school that drive tell me it's very easy. My mother tells me it's not hard. So why is my dad telling me it's hard? How can I prove to him that I'm ready to start driving, and have him teach me?
    20 answers · 2 days ago
  • I am the oldest child in my family and my mother is very upset about me moving out what should I do?

    I just turned 18 and I am having trouble explaining it to my mom on why I wanna move out I feel like I'm trapped and can't do anything and need so advice
    I just turned 18 and I am having trouble explaining it to my mom on why I wanna move out I feel like I'm trapped and can't do anything and need so advice
    10 answers · 3 hours ago
  • How should I handle this (and should I involve my son-in-law)?

    Our grandson (7 y/o) spent last week with us while his father was away for work reasons and his nanny was having a week off (our daughter has sadly passed away four years ago). Usually my grandson called me Granny, but over the week he insisted on using my first name. Last night when I called, he also did the same.... show more
    Our grandson (7 y/o) spent last week with us while his father was away for work reasons and his nanny was having a week off (our daughter has sadly passed away four years ago). Usually my grandson called me Granny, but over the week he insisted on using my first name. Last night when I called, he also did the same. However, he called my husband Gramp, as usual. I told grandson that he should call me Granny. I asked where he picked that up and grandson answered that his daddy (my son-in-law) also calls me that way. My son-in-law calls my husband "Dad" because my husband told him to do so long ago. I didn't, because of some misunderstandings in the past, and as years gone by it has become awkward to change. I don't know if my son-in-law has told his son to be disrespectful toward me. How should I bring this up with my son-in-law? I don't want to have another fight with him. My husband said just let it go, but I don't want this to become a habit, or that our grandson grow up thinking I'm a witch or something.
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should I babysit my niece and nephew for free?

    Best answer: She is correct in that it's nice for aunties to spend time with their nieces and nephews. However, you do that on an occasional basis when it's convenient for YOU...it's not a JOB with a required SCHEDULE. If it were my sister, I'd tell her that I'd be willing to fill in here and there if her... show more
    Best answer: She is correct in that it's nice for aunties to spend time with their nieces and nephews. However, you do that on an occasional basis when it's convenient for YOU...it's not a JOB with a required SCHEDULE.

    If it were my sister, I'd tell her that I'd be willing to fill in here and there if her regular carer was sick, but that your priorities are school and a paying job. You just don't have time for a five day a week volunteer position.

    Maybe your sister should make up with your mother. It's pretty cheeky of her to get into a pissing match with her unpaid employee and then expect you to pick up the slack.

    It's not like she is a single mother. These kids have two parents and they are responsible for them.
    27 answers · 3 days ago
  • Do I have sepsis?

    My mum won t take me hospital although I m convinced j have sepsis. I have a headache and fee awfully tired my throat and ears hurt and I just feel sick. I knkw that sepsis kills thousands in the UK and I don t want to be in that thousands. How can i convince my mum to take me hospital as I need medical care. I m a... show more
    My mum won t take me hospital although I m convinced j have sepsis. I have a headache and fee awfully tired my throat and ears hurt and I just feel sick. I knkw that sepsis kills thousands in the UK and I don t want to be in that thousands. How can i convince my mum to take me hospital as I need medical care. I m a 17 year old female with no previous medical issues but have got anxiety however I don t feel this is my anxiety but simply sepsis. Help!
    9 answers · 6 hours ago
  • PLEASE HELP! (bed wetting issues)?

    So i am an adult and i wet the bed as part of mine and my partners ddlg lifestyle however i live with my parents so i cannot purchase and wear diapers. What can i wear/put on my bed that will stop my matress and blankets from being ruined but still allows me to wet the bed?
    So i am an adult and i wet the bed as part of mine and my partners ddlg lifestyle however i live with my parents so i cannot purchase and wear diapers. What can i wear/put on my bed that will stop my matress and blankets from being ruined but still allows me to wet the bed?
    10 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Is it okay to slap your 15 year old when necessary?

    I got into an argument that my daughter is too young to date someone in college. She talked back and became angry with me. I slapped her and CPS is involved because she went to the counselor the next day, told her that I disapproved of her trying to date someone. The conversation focused on why she “loves” a... show more
    I got into an argument that my daughter is too young to date someone in college. She talked back and became angry with me. I slapped her and CPS is involved because she went to the counselor the next day, told her that I disapproved of her trying to date someone. The conversation focused on why she “loves” a college boy, but the school called CPS to inform them about multiple concerns. They’re related to not only child abuse, but the fact that she’s a young girl involved with an older man.
    32 answers · 4 days ago
  • I think my parents are neglecting me?

    These past few years for me have been hell. I cry every day. I think my parents are neglecting me. First off: I have hardly any clothes. I have some jeans, but none of them fit. I have some t-shirts but most of them are too small for me. I don’t have any skirts or dresses. I have a few hoodies but one is getting... show more
    These past few years for me have been hell. I cry every day. I think my parents are neglecting me. First off: I have hardly any clothes. I have some jeans, but none of them fit. I have some t-shirts but most of them are too small for me. I don’t have any skirts or dresses. I have a few hoodies but one is getting small. I have a sweater but it’s too small. I’m not allowed to buy new clothes. My parents say I have plenty already and I can buy it with my own money. I do have a job but when they pay me it’s in checks and my mom refuses to get money out of my bank account for me to buy stuff. I do get some cash here and there but it’s hardly enough to buy clothes. Currently I have 20 dollars. I really want to ask my mom if she can drive me to the store but I’m afraid she’s gonna say no and that 20 dollars is gonna buy hardly anything. Second: my room is crap. This makes me sound like a baby but: first of all my room is a bright pink. We ripped out the carpet six years ago so I get splinters a lot. My dad threw out my bed so I have to sleep on an air mattress until college. I heard air mattresses can be hard on my back. It needs to be redone. I’m embarrassed to have my friends over. It makes me feel like a baby and I hate it so much. I could call child abuse hotline but they’re not really abusing me. They’re good parents except when it comes to the things I mentioned. I love them and I don’t want to lose them. What do I do??
    8 answers · 8 hours ago
  • I'm a 22 yrs old man and is it imperative that my mother should know wherever I go with my friends...?

    The truth is I actually don't go out with my friends. I go out with my girlfriend and I'm not willing to let my mom know about it.
    The truth is I actually don't go out with my friends. I go out with my girlfriend and I'm not willing to let my mom know about it.
    9 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Would you classify my mother as a psycho?

    Best answer: Is this out of the ordinary behavior for her? If so, something is wrong and you need to get her help and get out of the situation ASAP. If this behavior is not new and you've seen this before, in that case, it might just be how she reacts to stressful situations. In either case, I think you should show more... show more
    Best answer: Is this out of the ordinary behavior for her? If so, something is wrong and you need to get her help and get out of the situation ASAP. If this behavior is not new and you've seen this before, in that case, it might just be how she reacts to stressful situations. In either case, I think you should show more compassion to her instead of labeling her a psycho. You never know what is going on with someone else unless you experience the same things. Also, people usually see what they want to see. So, try not to aggravate her and calm yourself down as it might help her to calm down too.
    8 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Is it normal to be depressed for being single?

    Every single person at my job is in a relationship besides me. Idk it just makes me jealous or feel depressed that I don’t have anybody. People ask me all the time “ do I have a boyfriend” And assuming that I talk to guys but I feel bad or like a loser for telling them that I don’t.. sometimes I cry at night... show more
    Every single person at my job is in a relationship besides me. Idk it just makes me jealous or feel depressed that I don’t have anybody. People ask me all the time “ do I have a boyfriend” And assuming that I talk to guys but I feel bad or like a loser for telling them that I don’t.. sometimes I cry at night because I feel like the only one.. I’m 25 and I feel that I’ll never have anybody in my life... I wish I could fall in love or meet someone I like but that hasn’t happened. I thought I found someone but it turned out that they were just a terrible guy.. overall is it bad or normal to be depressed on being single?
    7 answers · 3 hours ago