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a single mother's child with a question????

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:51 pm    Post subject: a single mother's child with a question???? Reply with quote

hello, my mother is talking about leaving my step-father because he goes golfing 3 or 4 times a week and almost every time he comes home he is drunk or close to being drunk (he is not an alcoholic he is drinking w/his buddies and only drinks when he is at the golf course) and he is also selfish at times and somewhat controlling i mean my mother can go shopping and visit her friends and me and my other 2 siblings can do everything that every other good kid can do (visit friends ride bikes play video games spend the night w/friends) but when i say controlling i mean he has to know what your doing when your doing it who's it with so he not really controlling he just keeping an eye on things atleast it seems like it to me.

i do give my support to my mother and she decides to leave him i will be right behind her. but when she leaves that will make me the man of the house she wants me to split rent w/ her if we got an apartment. but if she does this i will have to give up everything that i wanted to do like going to college, i want to go to a technical school in pennsylvania to paint cars but i would not be able to bcuz if she leaves i will be afriad something will happen to her and my sisters and i feel like i should be there to prtect them and take care of them. if my mom decides to leave him then i am willing to work 2 jobs just so our lifestyle doesnt have to change and so my sisters wont be greatly affected from going to having cable tv, cable internet, name brand clothes, etc to having close to nothing other than what they got. even though i know we will all have to make sacrifices in order to make ends meet but i feel like that it will be my responsabillity to my mother and my sisters is to provide for them so they wont have to make a big adustment. so am i taking on too much? am i being selfish about giving up my future? should i do what i feel like i have to do? i am really confused and your help would be greatly appreciated.
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