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    I'm 17 and I've never really been close to either of my parents and it upsets me. My parents split when I was younger and i live with my mum but growing up all she ever did was work and all she ever does now is work, I feel like I can't talk to her about anything. I want to just sit down with her and tell her how I feel but I don't even feel comfortable or brave enough to do that, because I'm afraid of what she'll say and how she'll react.

    I want to be able to talk to her about things but I can't. I've never had the sex chat with her, I've never talked to her about boys. I don't feel like i can confide in her when I have issues, we don't even spend time with one another.

    I see my friends with their mums having deep convos or they can tell their mums anything and I feel left out because they all have this bond with their mum which i don't.
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    (Original post by lummzie)
    I'm 17 and I've never really been close to either of my parents and it upsets me. My parents split when I was younger and i live with my mum but growing up all she ever did was work and all she ever does now is work, I feel like I can't talk to her about anything. I want to just sit down with her and tell her how I feel but I don't even feel comfortable or brave enough to do that, because I'm afraid of what she'll say and how she'll react.

    I want to be able to talk to her about things but I can't. I've never had the sex chat with her, I've never talked to her about boys. I don't feel like i can confide in her when I have issues, we don't even spend time with one another.

    I see my friends with their mums having deep convos or they can tell their mums anything and I feel left out because they all have this bond with their mum which i don't.
    I used to be in a sort of similar situation with my dad, didn't really care for missing out on all that sentimental ****, but it's always nice to have someone to trust; rely on.

    I started to get closer with my dad through chess. He was a pretty good amateur chess player, and I was awful. I suggest you do the same with your mum. Find something to do together, learn a new skill, play a new game, eventually you'll start opening up, both of you.
 
 
 
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