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I Can’t Talk to My Parents

How to Talk to Parents continued...

If all else fails, remember to stay strong and positive. Often in life, we must do things that do not make us happy. But many times, these things turn out for the best. You will be on your own soon enough, and can make your own decisions then. Disagreements with parents can be frustrating because you love them and do not want to hurt them. At the same time, you feel the need to be yourself.

Be patient and persistent. In time, it's likely that you and your parents will relate to each other as interdependentadults, working through your problems together. Keep in mind this quote from author Mark Twain:

"When I was 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in just seven years!"

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