Parents: *dismiss my goals and aspirations as 'crazy' 'stupid' 'impossible' and 'childish'*
Parents: *refuse to accept me for who I am and insist that I try and change parts of myself that are not in my control and ability to change*
Parents: *make fun of me constantly, call me names, insult me, verbally abuse me*
Parents: *are so clingy and over absorbed in my life that I'm afraid to tell them anything about my life because of their lack of respect for my boundaries and personal life*
Parents: *break their promises, share my secrets, and go behind my back so many times that I develop major trust and commitment issues that impede my relationships outside of family as well*
Parents: *make me so reluctant to be in my own home that I avoid having to spend time in my house, become super clingy with friends, and take every chance I can to go out and about even when I'd rather be resting on my own*
Parents: *cause me to develop anxiety and then tell me that I'm 'only doing it for attention' and call me 'lazy, immature, psycho, ridiculous, pathetic, crazy, etc.'*
Parents: *disregard and dismiss all my choices and opinions, invalidate my values and my thoughts and feelings*
Parents: *treat me like shit, make me feel worthless, make my own home an unsafe space*
Me: I've thought long and hard about this, I've felt this way for a very long time, and I've come to the decision that when I graduate from high school I will no longer keep in contact or have any relationship with my family.
Parents: But how could you say that, why don't you want to have a relationship with us when we've treated you with nothing but kindness and respect?!?!