I am coming here to complain, I am depressed…DIT
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I have to vent my (very selfish) frustrations somewhere. Sorry if I come across as a whiney brat, that is not my intentions. Keep in mind, I come from a very privileged background, I have never known, hunger, poverty, hard times, ect.
Also, sorry for the long story.
I am 25, been married for 2 years. I basically met a girl in college when I lived in CA, moved to VA to be with her and am relatively happily married. My sister is 2 years younger than I am. My parents have always put A LOT of pressure on me and quite a bit less than my sister. I know that they “do this for my own good.” Hindsight now, I appreciate it.
I got about 3/4 of they way through college and dropped out. School is not for me….just isn’t…no apologies, it’s just who I am. Now it is unfair to presume that my college experience was a waste. Without some of the classes I took, I certainly would not be able to have the IT Sales job I do today. My sister just graduated college two months ago.
Back in High School, my parents purchased a brand new Honda Civic for me. I got into College and they told me that I now had to pay the $250 per month car payment and other car related expenses. Kind of difficult to do when I only made $400-$450 per month. My sister has never had a car payment, she was given my moms new (6 months old) Mustang when she was in High School.
So my parents today just dropped $37K+ on a brand new car for my sister (Mercedes C350 Sport). I am kind of jealous and saddened. My parents know that the only reason the wife and I fight is because of money. I am not saying I am demanding they hand me $40K right now, but…it just sucks you know?
My Civic now has 130K miles on it and needs about $1000 of work to it for it to pass the VA safety inspection next month. I want a newer car, but can not really afford it. The wife and I do not make a lot of money, but am I so happy with my life. I love my wife and the life I lead. I value the things that I am able to purchase and do with my own hard earned money. But it does suck when you have $50 in your account and you do not get paid for another week (story of my/our life)
I wanted to purchase the mustang from my parents (about $5K), but they just upped and sold it this weekend. Bummer there.
The best way I can describe things: Ever since I moved to VA, I have been “punished” for doing so. My sisters boyfriend has basically taken over my spot in the family. My father often takes him fishing, golfing, ect. (Things he rarely used to do with me). I know that if the wife and I were to move back to CA, we could enjoy all of the spoiling that my sister and her boyfriend are enjoying (which we are not about to do).
I am just feeling realllly down on myself right now. What suggestions can you all offer (aside from telling me to shut up, quit complaining and work hard)?