This young girl has found herself stuck in a sticky situation! Does she get away from her abusive mother and start being a teenager or does she stay to protect her siblings?
She Plans to Move Out ASAP
The original poster (OP) is a 17-year-old who plans to move out of her mother’s house in early August.
She originally planned to leave after she graduates from high school in January, but then she realized that she could no longer endure the toxic environment at home.
Her mother is a bartender who heavily relies on her to watch her two younger sisters, aged 3 and 6, throughout the day and when she goes to work at night.
Her Siblings Escaped
OP shared that she has two older brothers, aged 20 and 18, who moved out after turning 18, as soon as they had the chance.
Targetted by Volatile Mother
Her mother has a pattern of picking fights with one of her children, typically the oldest in the house. And once the older brothers moved out, OP became the target of these arguments.
However, she was only 15 at that point, so she couldn’t do anything.
Picked on Unless She Babysits
OP shares that although her mother loves them she doesn’t like any of her children.
Currently, her mother doesn’t pick fights with her, as she needs her to take care of the young girls.
OP tries her best to deal with her sisters, and although she doesn’t know much about how to do it, she tries her best to help them with what they need.
Many times, her mother hides in her room and leaves OP to watch the girls. She finds spending time with them to be aggravating.
She’s Basically the Mother
OP shares that when her sisters become overbearing, she asks her mother for help, but she avoids her and doesn’t help.
Plus, OP says her mother is inconsistent with house chores like when it’s her turn to do the dishes, she waits until she feels like it, while constantly nagging at OP to get them done when it’s her turn.
She Reached Breaking Point
OP has been going through a lot with her toxic mother and things took a turn when OP had a breakdown.
On the day before OP reached her breaking point, she had to clean up three very large messes that her sisters made throughout the day while her mother sat in her room.
Plans of Escape
She later told her mother she was thinking of moving out before senior year, saying it will be easier on her and her friend she was moving in with.
She also plans to take her two small dogs, aged 11 and 8, and one of the two kittens they have.
What Will Become of Her Sisters?
OP’s mother didn’t say much, and every time she brought it up afterward, her mother changed the conversation as she was angry with OP.
OP is now concerned about what will happen to her sisters after she leaves.
Neglect Could Lead to Danger!
Her mother doesn’t try to spend any time with them or help them with their behavior.
She’s worried that she’s in the wrong for leaving her little sisters in that situation, which could become potentially dangerous.
Help Yourself First
OP took to Reddit to ask for opinions and Redditors showered their support.
One Reddit user told OP to go and make her life good. The user said that OP can build a life for herself and then help her sister and that OP doesn’t have to cut contact completely but she has to come up with a plan.
She Needs to Lose Custody!
Another Redditor wrote, “At 17, you shouldn’t be responsible for your sisters. If your youngest sister’s dad really does care about her, have you talked to him about what goes on at your mom’s house? He may have grounds to get full physical custody. For your other sister, if your mom isn’t willing to be a mother, the next logical choice would be your grandmother.”
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