Im so sick of life...
I apologize for how long this is but it is a horribly long story. My grandma died a year and a half ago and ever since then my life has been hell. A week before my grandma died, my mom was in the hospital for chest pains. She took it seriously because she has had a heart attack prior to that. She thought that she was covered under insurance but they said it was a pre-existing condition and would not cover her. We are now 10,000 dollars in debt and both her and my stepdad's checks ar being garnished. We can hardly afford to live and we are living in my grandpa's house while he is living with his new girlfriend. The other day, he drops a bomb on us and says that he has a 50,000 dollar loan against his house and that he is behind in the payments. If he does not get his payment caught up, we are going to be homeless. I have never been so worried in my life. I have a job, and did have a car until a month ago when the motor blew up. I would like to buy another one but I have to pay 400 dollars for a college class and about 300 dollars in new school clothes. I am going into my senior year of high school and I am more stressed than I have ever been in my life. My mom and I argue all the time and I say really hurtful things, but I am so bitter towards her. I have this feeling that it is her responsibility to make everything all right and I feel like she is laying all of the pressure on me. I feel like I about to snap and have been getting horrible headaches lately... I just dont have any idea what to do and I cant continue to live like this...
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- Hi. I'm really sorry to hear about your grandma and all the other troubles your family has been going through. Being a teenager is hard enough when you don't have to worry about where you're gonna live. But I promise you things will not be like this forever. I'm 28, so it wasn't all that long ago since I thought like a teenager and I know that right now, things seem like they are gonna be horrible forever. But life changes so much and so fast once you pass your teenage years. Now, you said you have a job and you are taking a college class. Well, that proves you are gonna make something of yourself!!! :) Don't give up, no matter what! And try not to be so hard on your mom. For sure she loves you, and tries her hardest to take care of you. But she is only human, and sometimes things are out of anyone's control. Maybe you could talk to her and let her know how stressed you are feeling. Tell her about your headaches too.
Things won't be like this forever. Hang in there!!
Holly#1; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 21:54:00 GMT
- I'm late on this one. But just in case you check back in... You can apply for a student loan for the class. Since your folks are having financial issues you should get it with now problems. $300 for new school clothes is a lot. I know you aren't gonna wanna hear this one..but have you tried thrift stores or consignment shops? I know a lot of people that buy all their clothes from these type places. I work at the corp center for a huge bank. And a LOT of people here buy second hand stuff. And they get ALL of the big name brands. I'm suprised that the hospital is garnishing their checks. Hospitals usually work with people that are willing to pay something. They get plenty of people that pay nothing. Its not your responsibility to deal with your parents financial issues. But if you are stressed about it then talk to your mom or stepdad about things that bother you. I'd think if they would have a sit down chat with the hospital and explain the situation..the hospital would work with them. Theres always the United Way...#2; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 21:55:00 GMT
- Musical buff, how are you doing? I've been checking back on this thread all weekend to see if you responded.
Hope you are well.
Holly#3; Tue, 18 Dec 2007 21:56:00 GMT