So, let me start off by saying that in the most recent months I've noticed my mom and i arent getting along as well. I think its because I'm becoming more of an adult and that I have more control in the house sometimes than she does, that she has to argue and fight with me over everything. Plus there's a 11 month old baby in the house that my mom likes to dump on my sisters and i while she does trivial things. And then there's my 11 year old sister who fights with me and my 17 year old sister over EVERYTHING.
now I love my family but there is so much stress. I've pulled myself deeper in my betta just tl feel better, but now they're starting to hound me on that.
My mom and dad are fans of the whole "its just a fish" thing.
And my mom just told me that "I'm not supposed to get attached to a fish because they die and don't live long." That's like saying that I can't love my dog because she only lives to be around d 12-13 years. What's the difference between 2 and 12 years?
I have Pudge now and I'm even more into my fish. But my mom treats my fish watching as going on my laptop. Tank cleaning can be difficult because no one accomadtes to my needs (iE. A clean sink)
Its easy to say "just talk to them", but not when you actually live in the house. talking to them only lands on deaf ears. They'll just stay dead fast on their thoughts and beliefs. There's no changing.
But I'm torn between family and fish. I want to live with those who make me feel welcome. Why is it that my fish and dogs are the only knew happy to see me when i come home? Why do they relieve my stress and not cause it.
Has betta keeping pulled me further away from my family...?
I'd like some advice please, from anyone who has been in a similar situation....
I don't want it that my family start to hate my fish and try to get rid of them in a terrible way like how they've tried for my dog...