Why can't all four of my parents just shut the hell up!
Asked Nov 26, 2007, 12:04 AM
Okay to make a VERY long story short... My mother and father never got married and broke up before I was born. My dad and mother have both remarried. When I was 12 my dad asked me if I wanted to live with him and I said yes (I'm a people pleaser and I didn't want to make my dad sad... Plus I kind of did cause I had some issues with my mom back then since my little sister had been born). The custody battle went on till I was I think 15 or 16 years old. I ended up decideing to stay with my mom right at the end of the battle.
Long story shorter... My dad and mom hate each other, my step mom and dad like my step dad, and my step mother mildly gets along with my mom...
And because there is so much distaste for one another between my four parents.... I always got to hear SOMETHING negative about the other! I'm SICK OF IT! I love all my parents (well... I have some issues with my step dad but yeah...), and I don't want to hear them talk smack on each other!
Ever since I told my step mom about a story I put on the web that I didn't particuarlly want my dad to see yet, but wanted her to critique (I asked her not to show dad), and she did (her telling him started what would end up being a fight that would last a year and a half), my mother tells me all the time that I can't trust my step mom cause she will ALWAYS tell my dad everything and that my secrets can never be safe with her.
My step mom and my dad both make my mother out to be a money hungery *itch (and she's not). To add on they make my step dad out to be a freaking saint! Saying that they know him well enough and that he is such a great guy and that if I ever needed him he would be there for me and blah blah blah... My step dad escapes from our house everyonce and a while to smoke crack, and he has cheated on my mother TWICE! So basically they act like my mother is the devil and my step dad is the great man... THEY DON'T KNOW ANYTHING!
Basically, coming down to the question, how do I tell my parents... I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT! My dad is big on respect and "Won't be disrespected by and adolescant" -.-'' and my mother is a bit hard at listening.... So how do I tell my thick skulled parents that if they want to talk $hit to say it to each other... NOT ME! I love them all! I don't want to hear it!