Why am I conscious!?
I tend to give advice on relationships more than speak about my own. Why not share, methinks, a little about my family?
My father is interesting. He did math competitions as a teenager. Doing problems as fast as you can. I think it automatized his brain. He's very smart. Of course, he's a problem solver. He doesn't like emotion or other human beings in general.
So, oddly, my problems with him are the same problems between the genders.
I didn't want someone to solve my problems, I only needed emotional validation. Well, good luck getting that from my dad. He'll call it BS and just tell you what to do.
Sadly, I'm just like him. Aside from the math. My voice, personality, mannerisms, behavioral issues, exactly like he was at my age.
But I've always been more creative and emotional, and I don't think we'll ever be terribly close friends.
My mother was an orphan. Super sweet. I've never seen her really get mad more than a few times. Her issues are because she was adopted. She needs constant emotional reassurance and takes many things too personally.
I resemble both my parents, then. Sadly, they weren't much help trying to sort out my head before I moved out.
My aunt has disabilities, mentally and physically. But we can't fault her for that. We've all learned to laugh.
My grandmother though. Don't get me started.
She's...old fashioned, you know? Even a logical conversation is 'talking back' to her.
That goes back to my problem with the elderly, I guess. They always think young people are being smart with them, even if we aren't. Rrhg.
She doesn't like how I listen to music, or play games. But the funny thing is, she browses conspiracy theory websites for HOURS. It's the only thing she talks about. Hell, I love games, but I don't talk about 'em 24-7. Not a minute can pass without her mentioning something or other that she read about. Not like I entirely trust government to begin with, but some of that crap is just insane.
My cousins are little snots. No discipline, because their parents are lazy. Sure, I was spoiled and got away with a lot, but my cousins make me seem like the model child.
The rest of my family lives far away and I don't care to see them. Half of them are country hicks from Utah or whatever flat state, the other half live in major cities in Florida or otherwise along the coast.
Sure that's negative and bitter. But my dad would say the same thing. Haha.