Thursday, 19 April 2012
When I was a kid, I always had a really hard time making friends. I was ugly, weird and changed schools when I was eight after my parents broke up. Two years after moving I finally made friends and was so excited to bring them over to my house after school and have sleep overs. But they all stopped coming over fairly quick.
So, I'd keep inviting them over and they'd either decline or suggest we do something else. Finally after asking why they never wanted to come over, they admitted that they felt awkward coming over just to hear my parents scream and they didn't like it when people yelled. My mom and her boyfriend fought, and they fought a lot. Over stupid things mostly, but they would scream, holler, swear, and just go on for the entire day a few times a week. It became predictable after a few years. They'd fight about something, say they're broken up and over and never going to speak to each other again. Anytime we went on a trip I always knew the trip would be canceled, them broken up, and back together a few times before we finally left. I never really paid much attention to it, though. Everyone fights, right? They always made up and stayed together, so I was never really too concerned about it. The only time I really cared is when they'd yell at me for something me or my friends did when they were there, but otherwise I blocked it all out.
And from then on until graduation from high school, my friends rarely came over to my house. I never really minded because after they told me, I was too embarrassed of my family and scared they'd get in a big fight to invite anyone over, anyways.
So here's the question, did/do your parents yell? As a parent, do you yell? I understand that it's not the best form of communication, but is it always a bad thing? Can yelling be okay sometimes?
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