Before I start, I want to get this clear: If you're going to answer like "You're still a child in the eyes of law", please DO NOT BOTHER. I'm writing in caps because some people skip over it. I don't need you to remind me the government thinks I'm a mindless little puppet slave that she owns until I reach the magical age of 18 and suddently become a human. So, please do NOT talk about law. Thank you.-------------------------------------------------------------------
Okay, I live in Avcilar, Istanbul which isn't the best part of the city but at least it's in the metropolitan area. My mom and step-dad are trying to sell our apartment in here (it's by the main street) and buy one in Silivri. It's an underdeveloped and new place, 10 years ago it was just fields but now they're building apartments and she wants to live there because it's "quiet and peaceful".
Problem is: she's 38 and she wants peace but I'm 14 and I want to live somwhere alive. Avcilar has been doing a good job. The best place for me is Beyoglu, the heart of the city and my favorite place in the world, but she wants to move to the exact opposite direction. Now I'm not trying to say I want to go to clubs or something but Beyoglu is full of wonderful things—historical churches, a synagogue, the country's best schools, A LOT of tourists, activities, everything I want. On the other hand, Silivri is simply a mall, a hospital, a filthy beach, a prison (seriously) and fields.
We just had a big fight and she yelled that I'm being selfish. How am I selfish? I'm not telling her to not move there. Just don't take me. She's the one who is selfish, trying the take the best 4 years of my life away from me.
Most Helpful Guy
As someone who went through something similar I agree with you. I hate the fact that we moved when I was 13, it seriously fucked me up big time. I HATED high school and feel like I got completely cheated out of my teenage years because of it Nd it's definitely left a mark. You should continue defending yourself to your parents, they are in the wrong here. Unfortunately, that's all you can do. Be persistent with it. Best of luck!2
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Most Helpful Girl
I think you are being a bit selfish... you have your whole life ahead of you. While I understand your pain, a lot of teenagers go through the same thing. I promise I know you are not wanting to do it, but it will not be as bad as you fear.
If you love your mother you will understand that this is important to her and she may not get another change to do this as she wants to... you can move away the moment you turn 18. How can you hurt her by trying to pull away from her like this? How would you feel if she left you behind?
I know its a cliche, but you will have a chance to live a life you want to live... x0
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