Chrissy Posted October 26, 2007 Report Share Posted October 26, 2007 My brother has come to the conclusion that I need to grow up and learn to rely on myself. I need to pursue my drivers' license, take courses, get friends to do stuff with, and who knows what else. In his opinion I'm not retarded I should be able to take care of myself. He says my parents won't live forever and that he is not gonna be my "guardian". No one asked him too, anyways. What he doesn't understand is I'm not safe behind the wheel, I absolutely can't handle florescents and they are everywhere, I didn't drop out of school because I wanted to, and I tried doing the party all night thing. I'm not normal, I know that and my parents know that, that doesn't mean I expect him to take care of me. He acts like I don't want to grow up or that I still depend on my parents to take care of me. I don't. We are like 3 adults living in one house. I keep my mom company when my dad's offshore. I do stuff with my dad that my mom doesn't like doing, we're friends. Yeah they've paid all my expenses until now (hopefully disability goes through), and drive me around town, and let me live at home. But I pull my weight as much as I can and if I had to I could live on my own.Besides it take a lot of maturity to deal with a condition like this. Anyone can drive a car, work a job, rent an apartment, have a family, and live free and easy. It takes alot of maturity to accept life relying on someone else to drive you around and pay your bills, be limited to what you can do and when, deal with the debilitating symptoms, and still not be a complaining thorn in everyone's side. But people don't see that part of your situation. All they care about is how you affect their lives.Sorry to unload this, I just never thought my brother would disown me when my parents pass, which should be a good 50 years away. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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