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    (Original post by Egan1)
    I know you are- was asking about thefish_uk.
    I realised that and deleted my post.
    Funny I always thought thefish was from the Uk, so I just assumed you meant me, then I reread the first post, oops.
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    Wait till uni my boy, then let your love life flourish!
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    haha,

    I have a mobile phone.

    And when I talk about mental problems I'm not that serious, she's just a bit mad, she just wants control of me as she's had for the last 15 years, her mom and dad are extremely miserable like that too
    At least you know why she acts the way she does, not that it helps any.
    I would try and work something out with her, talk to your dad and see if you can come up with an acceptable plan, then propose said plan to your mother and see how it goes.
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    (Original post by Egan1)
    I know you are- was asking about thefish_uk.
    No, not at all from America. Ever wondered what the _uk suffix on my name meant?

    OK, "Mum" then.
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    (Original post by Infinity)
    At least you know why she acts the way she does, not that it helps any.
    I would try and work something out with her, talk to your dad and see if you can come up with an acceptable plan, then propose said plan to your mother and see how it goes.
    I remember talking to her a while ago as you all say, talking about how it's all so pathetic, and she got slightly better, letting me go round town with friends as long as I went straight from school on a half-day or went with her to meet them.
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    No, not at all from America. Ever wondered what the _uk suffix on my name meant?

    OK, "Mum" then.
    Why did you call her 'mom'?
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    I remember talking to her a while ago as you all say, talking about how it's all so pathetic, and she got slightly better, letting me go round town with friends as long as I went straight from school on a half-day or went with her to meet them.
    maybe she loves you? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    Why did you call her 'mom'?
    I didn't know it was American!

    We use both in my family.
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    Why did you call her 'mom'?
    Maybe a slip of the keys?

    Maybe the american film influence?
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    (Original post by 2776)
    Maybe a slip of the keys?

    Maybe the american film influence?
    No, that's what I'm used to. My uncle (who is a prat) wants me to tell you that "Mother" is spelt "Mo-" not "Mu-" in case you haven't noticed.
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    She'll (seriously!) run to the front door screaming "Nooooo!" and bury herself in the corner next to the door handle so I'd have to forcefully remove her to get out.
    Are you Indian?

    (Lol one of the Related Threads - 'Being Indian')
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    (Original post by Jools)
    Are you Indian?

    (Lol one of the Related Threads - 'Being Indian')
    Lol, no. English.
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    does she like not let you go out all or does it dpened on the time of the day.

    Also what is the street cultur there like, i havn;t been there much so i don't know.

    Maybe she's scared something might happen...
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    Hi again, all,

    Does anybody else have problems with seriously overprotective parents? My dad's fine, he's on my side, but my mom, she must be evil. She doesn't let me do stuff like go to town on my own, even to meet friends (I live in Birmingham, about 15mins bus ride from the centre from the bottom of my road, friends live all over the city), she insists on following me. She'll (seriously!) run to the front door screaming "Nooooo!" and bury herself in the corner next to the door handle so I'd have to forcefully remove her to get out. There are countless times this has happened.

    Also last summer all my friends were going on a great trip to Tanzania for a month and I nearly went on it, until my mom began to look for every excuse possible to stop me, taking the opportunity posed by the cancelling of flights to Nairobi (the organiser of the trip had to reshuffle the flights a bit) to stop me going. If that hadn't have come, she'd have tried to stop me going some other way.

    I've tried talking to her but she's still the same. I'm 15 years old, all my friends can do pretty much what they want. Mom always has some lame excuse!

    Does anyone have any advice? Or parents just as bad, or worse?
    Its like living in a fishtank.
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    No, not at all from America. Ever wondered what the _uk suffix on my name meant?

    OK, "Mum" then.
    Yes, well that's why I asked. Though as uk merely referred to your location you could still have been American by origin.

    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    No, that's what I'm used to. My uncle (who is a prat) wants me to tell you that "Mother" is spelt "Mo-" not "Mu-" in case you haven't noticed.
    Point out to your uncle then, that incase he hadn't noticed, they are infact two separate/different words, they merely share meaning.
    It's mother and father, and Mum (for England) and Dad. Going by your (uncle's) ideas -surely it should be Mom and Fad (or similar)?

    ---

    Blah, sorry to detract from the topic.

    try doing little steps with her, like if u have a mobile phone tell her your going to town with your friends (start with an hour) and be back in a hour call her when u get their and call her when ur about to go home then try stepping it up
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    Hi again, all,

    Does anybody else have problems with seriously overprotective parents? My dad's fine, he's on my side, but my mom, she must be evil. She doesn't let me do stuff like go to town on my own, even to meet friends (I live in Birmingham, about 15mins bus ride from the centre from the bottom of my road, friends live all over the city), she insists on following me. She'll (seriously!) run to the front door screaming "Nooooo!" and bury herself in the corner next to the door handle so I'd have to forcefully remove her to get out. There are countless times this has happened.

    Also last summer all my friends were going on a great trip to Tanzania for a month and I nearly went on it, until my mom began to look for every excuse possible to stop me, taking the opportunity posed by the cancelling of flights to Nairobi (the organiser of the trip had to reshuffle the flights a bit) to stop me going. If that hadn't have come, she'd have tried to stop me going some other way.

    I've tried talking to her but she's still the same. I'm 15 years old, all my friends can do pretty much what they want. Mom always has some lame excuse!

    Does anyone have any advice? Or parents just as bad, or worse?
    Know what you mean. My dad doesn't like me walking in the woods near my house because of that Holly and Jessica thing (they were 10 year olds!) Also, you are more likely to get killed by someone you know rather than a stranger, which applied to Holly and Jessica.
    It seems a little ironic, as he moaned when he had to collect me at 11:30pm from the station after a theatre trip at school and suggested that I should get a taxi! He isn't detered by the fact that I'm going to uni next year, where I'll be on my own, so this is all coming a little too late...
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    (Original post by SasunD)
    does she like not let you go out all or does it dpened on the time of the day.

    Also what is the street cultur there like, i havn;t been there much so i don't know.

    Maybe she's scared something might happen...
    Doesn't depend on time of day but she'll use that and the weather as an excuse is she can.

    The street culture? The city is generally fairly busy and there are no places I'd want to go down dodgy back streets. In Aston (dodgy area a mile or so from the centre) there were those shootings just under a year ago. There is gun crime in some dodgy areas but not where I go, and it tends to be based on some gang war.
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    Give it time. Gradually build your time spent away from home. Tell her what time you'll definately be back by and stick to it.

    I once had a friend whose mother insisted on following him, in her car, whenever he went for a bike ride around his relatively safe neighbourhood..
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    (Original post by caius)
    Give it time. Gradually build your time spent away from home. Tell her what time you'll definately be back by and stick to it.

    I once had a friend whose mother insisted on following him, in her car, whenever he went for a bike ride around his relatively safe neighbourhood..
    Heheheh,

    Now that must be embarrassing. It's kinda funny. I shouldn't laugh.
 
 
 
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