At first I didn't even want to talk about my family. But here it goes anyways... My family is a mess from where I can see it. If I made one little mistake my parents (especially my father) would be very hard on me. When I was younger, he would practically terrorize me by treating me so badly mostly by speaking to me very harshly. I was really afraid of him and there was no kindness, only punishment when I made a mistake. He didn't exactly beat me up but there might have been some physical abuse that I think I have blocked out but I can vaguely remember. As I got older, it got better but neither of them are nice people. Recently I have had some dissappointments with getting a driver's license. I am 19 but with no license. I was going to take my road test but I didn't realize my permit expired. So of course when they found out it expired there was no sympathy at all. I told them I would pay for the next permit but that didn't change a thing. All they did was yell at me about not planning things out properly. Why couldn't they see I felt bad enough about it already? Why were they trying to make me feel worse? I don't understand it. I would never ever tell them about all my psychological/emotional problems. Here are some "inspirational" quotes from them when I have ever acted like I needed something from them. "Stop crying or I will give you something to really cry about" My personal favorite. Not so much spoken to me recently but I can still hear my mom telling me this when I was just a little kid. It made me feel horrible. "Don't throw yourself a pity party." Thanks for the advice again, mom! Or better yet when she said, "you're no fun to be around." Just my sad story. I know that there are worse situations than mine though.