My parents like to brought up the things that I “owe” them.
My dad got angry when I told him off for his bad habit of not paying the bills on time. He said I was ungrateful and calculative. Then he brought up all the things that he spent on me which includes the groceries that he bought for the meal I offer to cook for the family.
His words really make me feel like i am a bad child. Especially after he roped in my mother to tell me off as being rude and disrespectful. Who wouldn’t be when you have to pay 2 months worth of bills because of my dad’s habit of not paying it on time. Worse was that I trust him with my money in settling the bills but yet, I have to fork out more because he didn’t pay it on time!
I pay for the cable and internet bills. I have to give my parents some money every month. And I have to pay for my study loan and insurance. In all, I’m left with a measly money for myself.
I have my own dreams too. And i want to travel. My parents claim that my traveling expenses are the one that made me calculative when helping the family. But it’s my hard earned money and i don’t think it is wrong for me to spend it on myself.
Moving out is not an option cause of our culture. But i cannot stand living in this petty environment where you have your parents nitpicking on what they have invested on you and expect you to pay back every single cent.