Caring daughter in California & Unmotivated in Maryland
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November 30, 2015
These Confessions come from “Caring daughter in California” She writes: I’m 22 and my mom is probably my best friend. She’s from Lebanon and grew up during a time of war. Her culture taught her to sacrifice — to put the needs of others before her own. She has a good job and earns an excellent salary. My father is retired. Their marriage is not a good one, and Mom is in sort of a rut. She dresses sloppy and buys only “bargains.” Her hair is always a mess. Every time we go shopping, it’s a fight because I want her to buy the nice clothes she can afford. I want her to be presentable. But she’s stubborn and always makes an excuse for why she “doesn’t need them” or “can’t get them.” How should I handle this situation? and “Unmotivated in Maryland” She writes: Up to this point in my academic career, I have always been known for being a smart, diligent student. I graduated from high school with academic accolades and one of the highest GPAs in the graduating class. However, since starting college this semester, I…