#22 The accusative
I’m 21 and in college. I have to pay for everything and when I’m not in class, I’m working. My parents have been verbally and emotionally abusive all of my life. At the beginning of the year, I was down on my luck and needed extra cash. I just had surgery so I didn’t really have a chance to work…because, well, recovery.
I never ask for money from my parents, so this time I did, thinking they may cut me some slack. Nope. I was dead wrong. Not only did she say no, but she accused me of being lazy for not working (when I just had surgery.) and being just like my father (who was physically abusive to her). I hung up and sobbed.
It was so painful and felt like she was kicking me when I needed her the most. Not just financially, but emotionally. A little while later, I log onto Facebook to see that she shared a meme making fun of people who attempt suicide. I attempted suicide at 15. It was crushing. I immediately blocked her, lost her number, and gave up. Got myself into counseling and I’ve been diagnosed with PTSD.
It’s gonna take a while for me to fill this hole in my heart, but I know I’ll get there someday. —RedTrailWildcat