I'm in a semi LDR with my boyfriend who is just over three and a half hours away on the train.
I'm in the year below, and he's just started university.
I think he'll be coming back in his reading week during October, but since it's his birthday in November, I was hoping to go up that weekend and celebrate with him also.
The problem is my mother. She is point blank refusing to accept that I want to go. She says she's not stopping me, but I don't have her blessing. Meaning that I'd need to find my own way to the station (keeping in mind I can't drive yet since I've only been 17 for a couple of months now). She doesn't want me to be getting trains late at night, which I said I didn't have to. I have frees after my third lesson on Fridays, meaning I could catch at train a 2, and be there at just after 5. My boyfriend says he would meet me at the station. And then, coming back on Sundays, I suggested I could get a 12 o'clock train, meaning that getting there and back would be in the daylight. Despite this, she still won't listen.
The train journey there involves 1 change, I haven't taken many train journeys, so I can understand why she's concerned, but she's so over the top. She described herself as 'livid' and 'not condoning it'. And then one thing in particular that really annoyed me was 'you've got all these universities and the thing at the top of your head is a bloke'.
I've been working on UCAS application everyday since I've been back at the sixth form, and I'll probably be sending it off next week, I've told my mum this, but she just doesn't seem to care.
I don't mean to come off as whiney, but only being able to see him in holidays is going to be so hard, when telling my mum this, she just mocked me.
I'd really appreciate any advice from anyone who's been in a similar situation.
Moved to friends, family and work
Has your mother explained why she's livid about this? it's not as if you've decided to swan off to another country for a week.
tbh it sounds like she is just not liking the fact you're growing up and the obvious implications of staying over at his house
getting trains is really not difficult, there's plenty of people to ask for help if you need it... getting trains at night isn't dangerous, I've done it plenty of times (including alone) so there's no need to be worried about you doing that
likewise there's no need to worry about your priorities, sounds like you're on top of your own university plans, you're not skipping lessons at 6th form and you're not suggesting you spend every weekend together or change any of your own plans - you literally want to spend two days with him on his birthday
I would try and sit her down and have a calm discussion, explain that you are happy to get a daytime train if it helps, that you understand you will need to find the right platform and you'll check with someone else when you get on that it's the right train and you have a plan to ask someone working at the station if you get mixed up... explain that your priority is university and you'd never miss your studies to see him but it's reasonable to take a trip for his birthday and then ask her what exactly she is worried about... repeat that you've found a solution to the problems she's mentioned, stay calm and see if you can talk her round
you may have to accept that you're either not going or you're going with it being against her wishes (she can't exactly stop you)
I understand about the train changes. I think your mother is probably wondering if you'll remember where to get off and what train to catch. If I were you, I would just go. Souly focussing on Uni applications is too stressful, so I find it easier to mix it with something I like doing, or seeing. Anything I enjoy that will ease the stress, basically. If your mother still doesn't want you to go, maybe he could come down to see you? It's just an idea.
Are you on the pill ? I guess your mother is worried you'll get pregnant and all your plans will go astray. She's probably worried you're putting all your hopes on this one guy at such a young age and fears you'll be disappointed when he finds someone else at Uni. ( Many do.)
In short she has a lot more life experience than you and can see lots of possible problems which she wants to protect you against. Was ever thus with mothers.