I come from a eritrean family and i completely wasted my life... I've always done what my family wanted and listened, what they expected of me. I grew up conservative and by nature i was a good kid, i never complained obeyed and followed the rules by that i feel like i missed out on a lot of life experiences, my mom is depressed and I've lived with here my entire life, her depression became mine and i ve became emotio ally exhausted and destroyed half of my life.
Most Helpful Guy
You speak as if life is over. You are just 20? You haven't wasted your life. But it may be time for you to make some changes.
Tell your mom it's time you get a job and moved out and then make your move.1
Most Helpful Girl
Are you kidding? You're still young! Don't give up now! I often feel like I've wasted much of my life, but then I realize that there's still a lot left! You're already started on the journey to healing yourself! Because the hardest part of that journey is even stepping into the path! It's admitting to yourself that you're in pain and what's wrong in the first place! If you feel like you've lived a life that's always been set up by others, get up and do your own thing! You're obviously a very respectful person, so I'd recommend talking it out with those who've had your life set out from the start. Explain to them what's going on and how you feel about it all. Maybe break a rule, it won't be the end of the world! If you want to feel more free, stretch your wings a little, feel what it's like! Get out into the world, talk to people! There's so many things to do! Discover what you love doing and discover yourself :)0