By FriendlessLoser - 17/08/2016 07:11 - United States - Bristow
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It happens more than you think though. My parents never shamed me for not being "popular," but I'm an introvert and they're extroverts, so especially as a teen, they didn't understand that it was my personality type. I liked being at home, being alone, and I didn't have many friends as well as had trouble making them. They'd tell me to go outside, go hang out and meet new people, even go to a party. I'd get frustrated telling them 1)I don't want to do those things, 2)even if I did, I don't have anyone to hang out with or got invited to parties, and 3)meeting new people is hard for me. Sometimes it felt like shaming because they pressured me to be different from who I really was, I was shy and quiet, and they pushed me to "open up." They just didn't understand that I don't need the same things they need, and being an introvert is not a flaw or a problem.
And have mom blame her for not trying to make friends enough? Nah. Just have mommy drive you to someplace else, like the movie theater, the library, the modern arts museum, where you can actually have fun alone. "Mom, I have to meet my friends at the Aliens Exhibition Center" will look better than "Mom, I have to meet my friends at the mall".
Why don't you just tell her, "I have nobody to hang out with" mom's know that feeling.
I know dat feel bro