Me vs My Parents

I’ve always been the loving only-daughter in my family, and I used to be able to say that I absolutely love my family more than anything. People would say, “My gosh your family’s so close” or things like, “I wish I had a family like yours” and I would smile at them and say, “I know you do.”

But maybe it’s a part of adolescence.

Maybe it’s a part of growing up.

It’s probably puberty.

In any case,  my feelings towards my family has changed, and as much as I feel guilty about it, I don’t know how to control it.

Recently, it was my birthday and it’s only natural that as I grow up, I learn to spend more time with my friends during special occasions like birthdays and Christmas. And don’t get me wrong, I had an amazing time with my friends, who surprised me with birthday cakes and presents, and honestly, it was the best birthday yet.

However, I did feel quite guilty knowing that my parents were home, waiting for me to come home and for their turn to wish me a happy birthday.

It’s a really hard balance to maintain, especially during your adolescence, when you have to weigh your friends and your family and put priorities.

The choice is even harder because in reality, it could be a lot more fun to hang out with your friends than spend some time with your family whom you’re always with. However, in your heart, you always know that your parents are the ones who think of you first and love you no matter what.

Also, my inner desire to become independent and act alone has kept me from completely following my parents’ orders and from facing them directly. Recently, I can’t help but to feel that sometimes, my mom scolding me for the smallest things like keeping the window open at night or saying rude remarks like my bad grades at my cram school keep her from having any right to say anything to the teachers really disturb me. Staying at home and listening to her nag on and on about things really bring my motivation and feelings down and it’s definitely not a good cycle that I’m in right now.

Hopefully God will be with me through all this help me find peace within me.

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2 thoughts on “Me vs My Parents

  1. LaurennWigmore says:

    Have you ever tried talking to your parents on an emotional level about how you feel? You do sound quite close. Maybe you won’t feel guilty if you reassure them that you still love them even if you do want to be spending more time with your friends, which is only natural as you grow up.

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    • specialjamfromsingapore says:

      Thank you for your comment 🙂
      It’s true that I’m close to them, but I guess that also becomes a reason why I try not to hurt them, and I feel like telling them my true feelings will hurt them a little.
      I guess in these cases, it’s important to be honest.
      Thanks for the encouragement 🙂

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