Coming from a really annoying and challenging child, I am grateful that you punished me physically when I was younger. It taught me that actions have consequences. Although I initially struggled with the thought that you, having grown up in a wealthy country in families where you were beaten, would punish me physically, I accepted that you aren’t sadists and that you love me.
I love you too.
However, as a young adult I realised that you’re no longer punishing me physically but actually hitting me. Because I am too much to handle for you and I get that. But I don’t understand why you’re so angry at me when you know how this anger felt to you coming from your parents.
I don’t want to be hit when you’re angry at me and we’re in an argument. You’re too close. When I yell „keep your distance“ and „get out RIGHT NOW“ I mean it. I’m no longer a minor, I have my high school finals in two weeks and I can't risk you kicking me out but I don’t want to live in a household where I feel the way I feel.
thank you for reading this,
~ Someone struggling