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Justine (16) in Foster care

My mom has mental health problems, says the psychiatrist. She is always angry at me and asks me to help her with the groceries, cooking and cleaning the house. She is always the one who is sad and needs help. But I guess she can't help herself. I stopped telling her, what I want, a long time ago. My dad left us after I was born, I was 8 months old. My mom doesn't want to talk about him and says "he is dead to me".

I never saw him.

At high school I met the greatest teacher, the social worker came by and I needed to leave my mom. The teacher and his wife took me in their home and I felt relieved to be away from my mom. At the same time I am worried about her, all by herself.

My foster parents ask me all the time how I feel and I am afraid that if I tell them, I will loose myself, like a freaking boiling pan that overflows.....

@ Parenting Practice Loving Caring

I will encourage you and help you to meet the real Justine. We will take it one step at a time.

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