Rebecca--mais oui! (rawbery79) wrote in thequestionclub,
Rebecca--mais oui!

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growing up.

It's kind of a question, but there's a bit of a backstory.

I'm 25, and throughout my childhood I was sheltered and protected from conflict or any sort of problems in my life. Problem at school? Mom stepped in. Any sort of bad thing going on in my family? Mom put off telling me as much as possible. I know she thought she was doing best, but it's seriously screwed me up.

After a small depressive/mental episode last night with my friend who is 18 years older than me, he said I am an awesome person, but I just still need to grow up. I know moving out of this damned house and going to college this fall will help. But I just don't know what to do otherwise. I am in therapy (I had a session Thursday, when things were fine *sigh*) but I just have lousy coping skills, lousy social skills, and I'm so impatient. And I was spoiled as a kid too, so I have a hard time dealing when I don't get what I want.

I mean, I KNOW all of these things in my head; I'm a smart person. But I don't know what to do. Any advice or suggestions? I need to also learn how to make MYSELF happy, and not depend on other people...sigh.

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