Should I go home? Can I have you opinion?

United States
March 17, 2010 7:26pm CST
My mother is pissed at me for bringing up her gambling problem and refuses to drive me home (I'm at college right now and it's almost spring break). I sort of want to go home and visit my cousins and family but the train ticket is a little expensive and I'm counting pennies right now because tuition and books are expensive. What do you think I should do?
5 responses
• United States
18 Mar 10
If going home is just going to cause more problems then I'd avoid going home. I'd find something to do at school over break. Is there a job you can work over break that will help you raise some extra money so you can plan ahead in case something like this happens again. When I was in college, I hated going home for breaks because I knew it would mean I'd have to deal with ugly scenes and I hated it. If I could have stayed away from home I would have but I really had no choice because I never had a place to stay. It's just my opinion on the matter.
• United States
20 Mar 10
Thinking about facing some problems with my family really makes me want to stay at school. Still, 3 months later when school ends I'll still need to go home and deal with the love and pain of the fam. I'm allowed to stay in the dorms but there's not much to do here besides television.
@pilson (94)
• United States
18 Mar 10
I think it should mainly depend on your mood and your study situation. If you miss your relatives very much, you should go home, althoug the train ticket will cost so much of yours, by the way, you can borrow most of the books you want read from libraries, it will save much money for you. However, if you have many things to do with your study work, it is a good opportunity to finish your work during the spring break.
• United States
20 Mar 10
There's some books that I found at the library but some others I had to buy (including a book with an online homework system that costs 120 dollars). I do miss my family a bit and there's not much work to be done since the quarter is over. I don't know. Thanks for responding though.
• United States
20 Mar 10
Well I do not want to tell you what to do but here is my thoughts on this. Number one how long has it been since you have been home? I would factor that into a choice because family is imporant and if it has been awhile you could benefit from going to see them even if your money is tight. But also I look at this way if you feel by going it will cause more stress than it is worth at the moment since you are agruing with your mom maybe you might want to wait for another time. The choice is yours but those are my thoughts. Good luck on a choice. mylotting to you.
@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
I think you should put of going home for now. I know you get homesick but I think that is the best thing to do. Think about practical matters, you can't afford it. Maybe if you have extra you could. NOw, no. I hope you take my advice
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
Well if you think you could do some part time jobs to earn just what you need, then by all means go home. If you really really can't go home even if you really really want to, then find some ways to spend your holidays away from home, probably get together more often with friends, get busy with activities, things like that. I'm sorry to hear your situation. And don't forget to save up for your tuition and books.