My momma and her DRINKING

United States
November 15, 2007 7:51am CST
i know that this isnt anything to really reply to, but i am so tired of my momma and her drinking. we have a real tight income and she's always complaining about not having enough money. we have to sell food stamps, and constantly wait on the next check(she does surveys online) just to make it by this past month. but the more she complains about money, the more she insists on going to buy her some beer. in the past month alone she has spent almost 20+ dollars on her drinking cost. now i know that its her money and she has the right to do what she wants with it, but im just saying that im tired of hearing the constant complaints that she brings upon herself.
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@bobbyjoe143 (1287)
15 Nov 07
from reading what you have said, i take it that you live with your mum. are you old enough to leave home and live by yourself? if you are then i would suggest that you make plans to leave her to her drink... i know it seems mean, but your mum is on a slippery slope, and you living with her will only take you down too. you say your finances are tight, and yet she still wants to spend money on booze rather than providing for you both, this is not a good way to live for either of you, but perhaps if you told her you were thinking of moving out because of the situation you are both currently in, she might just buck up her ideas. if that really isn't an option for you, how about you trying to earn a little money of your own, just to make your life a little more comfortable? i am not saying that you should out and out support your mother and her drinking, but more have your own money to buy everyday things for yourself.
• United States
15 Nov 07
well...thanx for the advice but none of that is really an option for me. i am only 16 and about to deliver my first baby. she is on disability and i wont be able to work(because of welfare laws here) until the baby is 6 months old. So i cant move out even if i wanted to, and i cant even make any of my own money.
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• Australia
16 Nov 07
What are the social security options like where you are. You may be entitled to receive payments to move out of home on the grounds that home with your mother is not a safe place to raise a child.
• United States
16 Nov 07
Find stories to read about your situation. That may make you feel better. PEOPLE, please realize that you are responding to a 16 year old and even though she is pregnant, it doesn't mean that you have to state bad opinions of her mom. At this time in her situation, she needs support and probably don't want to here the things that she alredy knows. Stay strong girl, you will figure it out!
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• United States
16 Nov 07
thank you for speaking up, i cant stand that people are steadily making it seem like she is the worst person. i just felt like getting that off of my chest. I really dont want to here what i already know, and if anyone else tells me something i dont like to here, they will surely not like what i have to say.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
16 Nov 07
I m sorry you are going thru this. How old are you? it sounds as if your mom has a drinking problem. she probably means well and is stressed because she really does want to do right by you but drinking is her relief from the stess. $2o.00 per month is really not that bad.If you are accurate on that then maybe you are worrying too much. If your mom is only taking a day here and there to get a break and socialize then, please don't get on her case. My ex husband used to spend 100.00 per week on partying and that was 17 years ago. 20.00 per month is really nothing.
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@angelface23 (2498)
• United States
15 Nov 07
she probably needs to quit drinking. If she is still raising you it is not fair to you that all her time and money goes into drinking. used to have a drinking problem myself and thats where all my money went to. Maybe try to ocate your local AA program and send her to a meeting.
• United Arab Emirates
15 Nov 07
Just leave things as it is. do not worry on this. Some things we cannot control. This is one of them. just be happy and take care.
• China
15 Nov 07
Money for everyone is need ,for everyone is not enough .So we have to make money by working hard ,making money by do what we do not want to do. This is the society ,and this is the true world . I am disappointed for my this job , my salary can not buy a suit for me ,so I can not make a choice to firing or continuing.
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