Am I a terrible daughter for wanting a break?
My parents have been a bit much lately. I have to call them on my way to work in the mornings and then again when I'm on my way home. Otherwise they panic and call everyone asking if I'm alright.
They say I don't spend time with them even though I visit almost every other weekend.
They buy me things even when I tell them we have limited space. Where am I gonna put this entertainment center I have no use for?? The friend they bought it from was selling his furniture, and they sent me the price of his couch he was also selling. The price wasn't bad and was in better condition than our current couch, but we weren't looking to spend that kind of money right now. Our couch is old and tattered, but fine. But my parents were upset that we didn't want to buy it??
I love my parents, and they love me too, but I'm trying to save money. We're trying to keep our home simple. I'm trying to manage my people-pleasing anxiety. I'm trying to make them happy.
Can we use our money for family experiences and collect memories instead of materialistic things?