I have been definately going under some stress lately and I honestly hate it. I don't think its depression just an excess case of stress and overwhelment. I'm graduating this semester hopefully from a community college (saving my mom money with tuition) My sister just married a few mos. ago so my mom is able to save up some more money now. My mom has a spending issue and lending money. Lately she's been lending a family relative mounts of money cause she's a "broke, single mother", whatever. I sympathize, but then again where did being broke occur out of nowhere? She's been a single mother for over 4yrs. My mom also purchased me a farely new/used car; really good deal. But with the amt she was paying for my old car insurance, she can pay my monthly car bill and current insurance bill. -Although I have grown to regret getting a new car, it being selfish of me. I will soon be a student at a 4yr institute, where its the cheapest to better help my mom pay. Even then I will have to pay half of the tuition because she can't. My mom owes me money.. I get really sad/hurt/upset that she lends my godmother money but meanwhile she's living a lower class lifestyle when they both (my parents) make a farely good amount of money yearly. I recently received $1500 (in my moms name) from freedesignerhandbag.com since I had the option of receiving the bag or the check. I personally would prefer the money so I can get my mom a nice Bday gift and save the rest (whatever is left from the downpayment) I put down on my car. I informed my mom on this and now she's trying to convince me to give her the money, by asking " do you really need it?" "what do you need it for" etc. I have about lost my mind, I have too much going on with my life. Not to mention having a so-ok job that has no friggen benefits and am constantly bossed around. I really think I'm about to break down- the only really great thing in my life right now is my boyfriend keeping my positiveness and goodwill. My mom is not a bad mom and I just want to have a "mom" around for me, not for any money i've ever worked for. I honestly HATE money and what it does to people.