The Influence Of Major Decisions In My Life

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Some teens are not places with major decisions in their young life or forced to face adult decisions. During the year 2008, I was faced to make a major decision. My mom, Glenda, and my step-dad, Jr, where arguing for hours from as late as 11 pm to 2 am, with my baby sisters crying and begging me to do something. I took it upon myself to be the adult in the situation. My significant decision was giving my mom the ultimatum to leave my step-dad or I was moving out to another family member’s home, because I wanted to protect my little sisters from the dysfunctional environment. This affected my life by making me an adult at a young age. My significant decision was giving my mom the ultimatum to leave my step-dad or I was moving in with a family …show more content…
For example, Jr was very verbally, physical and mentally abusive towards us. Most of the time I was left to deal with his rage. I would try to stop or come in between him and my mom and baby sisters. Few people actually knew what was happening behind the doors of my so called joyful home. Those who knew acted as if my mom made him treat us all the way he did. On the other hand, once my mom and I moved out the relationship between my baby sisters and I with him got a little better throughout time. Once my mom and I found a new home I was so excited until I realized I didn’t just have to make only one major adult decision but instead I had to become the adult. My nights became empty and lonely with my mom out drinking most nights or my baby sisters and I just needing the love of a mother. I entered high school knowing that it would be bad enough on its own, but moving eleven times in my four years of high school I had to juggle of three different schools. I felt as if I was abandoned when I needed my mom the …show more content…
My relationship between Jr and I hope will grow for the better. I feel as I need to forgive him of the past not for him but for myself to heal into a better person and adult. Sadly, my mom is still in a vulnerable state and relies on me emotionally and sometimes financially to stabilize her. My baby sisters have followed my lead on creating their own life to help them break away from our evil past we grew up in. To summarize, my significant decision to give my mom the ultimatum to leave my step-dad or I was moving out, affected me by making me an adult at a young teen

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