“He doesn’t care about me at all!”
That’s what I said to my best friend on the phone one tear filled night. I struggle with depression, and that struggle had become more and more apparent lately. My mother was starting to get worried, so my friend and I talked for a long time trying to figure out what was causing this recent outbreak. My friend mentioned how my dad and I had been fighting a lot lately, and as soon as she said it I realized she hit the bulls-eye.
I’m not a fighting person, so when I fight a lot I can’t handle it and it affects me very negatively. My dad and I had always bumped heads, but it had been notably worse in the past few weeks. My friend told me that I needed to go talk to my mom about it. It took a lot of convincing, but I finally agreed and sought my mother out. We had a long conversation of mainly me expressing my feeling to her. When I was done she told me to write a note to my dad telling him everything I told her. I wrote the note that night and gave it to my mom to give to my dad. When I woke up the next morning I realized that my dad was going to have to take me to school.
Well, I guess we’re going to have to talk sometime.
The whole ride to school my dad and I talked about what had happened. I realized I had been wrong not telling him how I felt before, and he realized that he needs to show me he loves me more. He is now putting out an effort to spend time with me.
I know all of you out there have fights with your parents. I challenge you to talk to them about it and work together to find a fix to the problem.
I’m Haley Faye Snyder. I’m 13 years old and in eighth grade. I’ve lived in the same Christian home in Kentucky since I was born. I have one little brother and two loving parents. I go to Westport Baptist church and have my whole life. (read more…)