I can't stand my parents – they're vain and rude

DEAR DEIDRE: I CAN’T stand my parents. Instead of loving me and encouraging me, they compete with me.

Nothing I do is up to their standards.

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And in their eyes, I’m not as clever, nice or funny as my older brother.

I’m a 16-year-old girl and my brother is 19.

Mum and Dad never make any time for me. They’re always at work or socialising.

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The truth is, I don’t like them as people. I think my mum is vain and a snob, and my dad is materialistic and rude.

I’d like to divorce them. But I’m still at school, so I can’t get away.

DEIDRE SAYS: Parents are human beings, which means they’re flawed.

I’m sorry your mum and dad are unkind and uncaring.

A useful book to read is How To Cope With Difficult Parents by Dr Windy Dryden and Jack Gordon.

If you’d like support, contact The Mix (themix.org.uk).

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