I'm __ and I feel like I am raising myself. My mom works second shift, so I see her at the most 3 hours a day, usually more like two. She divorced my dad last year and got a boyfriend, so on weekends she goes out all day and night with him. When she gets home she sits down and immeadiatly calls him and talks to him until she goes to bed. When she gets home on weekdays she does the same thing. 99% of the time I fix my own meal. 60-70% of the time I do my own laundry. 80% of the time she lets the dishes pile up in the sink and I load the dishwasher and wash them. She never asks me how my day at school was. In fact one day she got home and I had been setting in her chair in the living room doing homework and had notebooks in the chair. She comes in and says "Get your crap and go." She hasn't been to any parent teacher conferences to hear how proud of me my teachers are since about third grade. She doesn't take any interest in what I want to be or what school I want to go to when I graduate next year. When I ask her if we can save money and go to visit a college she just says no. We have a handicapped dog that I have to take care of too. Its like taking care of a baby because she can't walk on her back legs and I have to express her bladder, clean up when she poops, feed her, try to get her in her wheelchair to work her legs, etc. I am taking honors and Advanced Placement classes at school so on top of schoolwork I have to do most of the house work and take care of the dog. I can't do it all! I've tried to tell her how I feel and she never listens to me. Its been like this fince I was about 14, and after she divorced my dad its like she just wanted to get rid of her own life and I was something she had to keep. Did anyone ever feel like this a teenager? 8. Do not post overly personal information like your phone number, address, age (especially if you are a minor) or any other personal info you don't want the whole world to see.