I am reading a book about how teens were shipped off by frustrated parents to "tough love" programs and boot camps, where they were cruelly
abused (some were even killed!)
I truly sympathize with those unhappy kids, who were treated just like little troublemakers.
(And they usually aren't; just a little depressed with the world at their age.)
Then I remember how the father had emotionally and sometimes, physically abused me over the years I was growing up. Then how he threatened to disown me (like, as young as 10?), have me sent away to live at some group home, and told me to get out of the house and never come back, too.
And I have fled from the home about 10 years ago to suffer brief homelessness, humiliation at hands of police, and risk of starvation.
I am giving the father exactly
what he wants: loss of a daughter.
And the family isn't exactly supportive, either. I was made to go to more, more, more college when I already wanted to be a cartoonist and an animator. I am still working on it, of course, but lately, I am so sleepy and depressed all the time that I haven't even been drawing for weeks
Not only that; the sister was also abusive toward me. She would hit me, threaten to call police on me, and taunt me, too. I was once made to go live with her at her house, so I had fled from there twice; the second time for a few days. In fact, I have blocked her from my Facebook a few months ago.
The second sister is like an eternal teenager even though she's now about 33; she doesn't have a job and she hides in her room all the time. She even steals Coke and chips to stash away in her room. I've experienced some brief catfights with her over a few things when I spent one summer with the family.
The brother is okay, though and so is Mom, who is now caring and supportive toward me, though she did try to infantilize me and give me more money than I actually need (yes, her treatment toward me in the past is pretty damaging, too. Especially when I am hearing impaired, of course.)
I will just take the rest of my things from the house and not bother with the family anymore, though I will always have a close relationship with Mom. (She has given me lots of things, including a cell phone that I didn't want and even ordered me pizza from across the nation when I didn't have anything to eat. It was my own idea, BTW. ^_^)