family advice (post new situation)
"Dad being a ****"
I recently enlisted (on friday) and going to basic in september. I cant turn my back on my contract but hes threatening to kick me out, take my car (halfway paid for). After his anger passed we discussed what my choice was. Hes still being a ass, giving me the cold shoulder but i have nowhere else to go, my inlaws dont like catholics so im shunned. Should i stick this issue out till basic or do something else? We cant really talk about it.
posted by lauren (age 19) on 3/30/2008 @1:39:08 PM •
ok, i have been in the army for a year and a half. i joined because of the opposite reason of you. my mom tryed to force college on me. i enlisted instead. i am happy with being in but not everyone is. i also tried to go to college and found out that IT was what made me unhappy. so what i am trying to say is that if you do what makes your parents happy, then your not going to be happy. i tried it both ways and i know that what makes my mom hapy isnt what makes me happy and if your not happy, you will always regret it especially if it has to do with the military because once your in there is no going back...... just something for you to think about!
posted by Zoe (age 20) on 4/1/2008
i enlisted Jan 30 and i ship in two weeks. fortunately my family is very supportive, but there are some websites, organizations, and even some recruiters who are really good at talking to families with your sort of problem and helping them reach an understanding. your dad needs to know that you need his support. there has to be communication. if you really need to, ask your recruiter for advice.
posted by Joe (age 20) on 4/11/2008

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