P27 Unit 4 Why don’t you talk to your parents?
Dear Mr. Hunt,
My problem is I can't get on with my family. Relations between my parentshave become difficult. They fight a lot, and I really don't like it. It's the onlycommunication they have. I don't know if I should say anything to them about this.When they argue, it's like a big, black cloud hanging over our home. Also, my elderbrother is not very nice to me. He always refuses to let me watch my favorite TVshow. Instead he watches whatever he wants until late at night. I don't think thisis fair. At home I always feel lonely and nervous. Is that normal? What canI do?
Sad and Thirteen
Dear Sad and Thirteen,
It's not easy being your age, and it's normal to have these feelings. Whydon't you talk about these feelings with your family? If your parents are havingproblems, you should offer to help. Maybe you could do more jobs around the houseso that they have more time for proper communication. Secondly, why don't you sitdown and communicate you’re your brother? You should explain that you don't mindhim watching TV all the time. However, he should let you watch your favorite show.I hope things will be better for you soon.