I don't know if I can do it anymore?
Topic: I don't know if I can do it anymore?
June 24, 2019 / By Anita Question:
I have 3 siblings, no father at home, and my mother leaves and comes back whenever she wants. My mother is a drug addict, and she seldom provides for my siblings and I.
I'm 16 years old, and I work at McDonalds every week day from 5pm until 9 pm.
All of the money I make is being put towards my siblings. I know I'm not going to make it to college, and I want them to. The little money I make helps us to eat..and since I can get food from McDonalds that helps me, a lot.
When I get home, I do my homework. On weekends I do the laundry. My mother relies on different men to pay the bills. We live in a nasty neighborhood, and I have nobody to talk to.
I'm so, so tired. There's so much pressure being put on me right now. I don't want to tell social services because I fear the thought of being split up from my siblings.
I'm thinking of selling some stuff but we don't have much. I'm scared that if I do..my mom will get mad. I need money very, very badly.
What should I do? What would you do?
Best Answers: I don't know if I can do it anymore?
Wilson | 10 days ago
There is help out there for you, and I hope extended family or a group through church or alike, as may apply to you.
You are 16. You are trying to be much more than the kid you are and must be. That has to stop. You need assistance, and clearly your mother does and is not currently equipped to help herself, and less so you, her children.
Talk with your counselors at school. Make the arrangements together that must be made in order to rebuild the broken state of things that exists. Write thing out. Make plans. be honest. No more hiding. Insist on something that sees you all together and accept nothing less. It is going to be darn scary, and I am not going to hide that fact from you. It is right though, and people will help. They will listen, and make yourself heard, clearly and with respect for yourself and of them.
It can only get better if you allow it to, and will onyl get worse if you do nothing. No more silence.
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Originally Answered: i CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!?
Hmmmm, I had this problem once. We both are the shy type. We were Intimate but never expressed our feelings. It was left exactly like that. And I regret it. Just do it. Sure rejection hurts, but not knowing what might have come of it hurts worse. Trust me.......it does. Fear is what keeps most people from achieving success.
Awee sweetie, It must be really hard and you silbings must love you alot.
Listen, The best thing to do, the best option is, to tell you school.
You will get a social worker for your family, they will come and investgiate, talk to your mom, if you mother doesnt coraperate and doenst stop using drugs then You and your silbings will be taken to a foster home. Im not sure if you guys will be split or not. But you can ask your social worker not to split you guys up and she will try her best. You need to think about your future. Becuase if you dont go to collage trust me, you wll turn out like your mother, You will get really deppressed and start drinking and doing drugs and you will be jobless or working in mcdonalds for the rest fo your life and you dont want that do you? You seem like a very bright gurl and you can have a bright and great future.
Your taking the part of being a the adult in the family, by makeing the money, buying the food. And your not. Your 16 hunn! Your a teenager.
At your age you should be out with friends, partying, boyfriends, being a teenager is spose to be the most incredle time of your life, because when your older you have stuff to worry about, jobs, children.
Im only 14, But my best friend attempt overdosing pills, she wanted to kill herself, and we ended up telling her school, shes had ALOT of problems at home with her parents, she was being abused physically and emotionally and she couldnt handle it, but now shes in a foster home, Shes safe, Shes happy she lives in a cleaner neighbourhood, she used to live in the ghetto.
Good luckk xx
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Wow. You should probably go talk to someone at a church(some good ones actually would help you out a lot), or a woman's shelter.
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ask for help, family, social services, friends, etc.sometimes thats all you can do. you need to or you and your siblings lives are just gonna get worse.
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Originally Answered: Somebody please help me I do not know what to do anymore?
I can understand that you are going through a lot right now but you have to make this right for now. Try to convince your dad to stay where you are currently living. If he still says to move to Corona then you and your boyfriend have to get a job. You can go to a regular school that allows pregnant teens, most school do, and with the money from the job hire a babysitter to take care of your daughter during school hours. You can then do homework and spend time with your baby with of course support from your boyfriend. Hopefully, it will all work out and i wish you and your daughter the best of luck. After all, after what you have just been put through with this news just exploding on you like a bomb causing you to panic, whats the worse thing that could happen? Once again i wish you, your boyfriend, and of course your daughter, the best of luck!