I'm trying to get into dental I'm a little bit behind, I won't be able to graduate with a bachelors until 2019. I have a GPA that's pretty decent, if I work really hard this upcoming year I can have a competitive GPA. My parents are disappointed in me for graduating late and when I told them I switched to dentistry, they said, "what makes you think they'll accept you?" In a harsh tone. I think I'll have to move out eventually. How do I handle toxic parents while living with them?
First off, whether you graduate in two years or sixteen years, your degree is your degree. When you go for a job, no one cares how long it took they just care that you have it
When it comes to your parents, I think there is this idea that parents are allowed to say whatever they want to you and you have to take it. There is a way to speak up for yourself without being rude or disrespectful. Most parents just want what’s best for you and may not realize how much their words hurt. So if I see you I’d just say, “I’m trying really hard to accomplish this goal, and your negative comments are making that hard for me. It’s tearing me down. And what I really need is some encouragement.”