my parents are insisting that i give them the url of where i’m planning to start hosting my comic…… so that they can read it/promote it/etc
my parents have managed to suck out the joy of most activities in my life except for drawing… it’s like the last thing i have because music, writing, physical activity, eating food have all become points of shame and as a result i do none of those things
my comic is like… the last thing and now they want involvement. how do i say no?????
I think the problem is that you’ve let them shame you. If you like something, want to do something, then just do it. Do it for the love and joy of it, not for the approval of others. I know it hurts when you value their opinion, but their opinion is rough. However, no matter what they think, it’s your comic. It’s for you, not them.
Also, you should sit down and talk to them about it. They might not be aware that they’re doing that to you. For example, my mom would often say highly emotionally manipulative things, but I took to pointing it out to her, and in some cases, I had to explain why it was manipulative. Thanks to that, she became more aware of what she said.
It also helps if you try to understand your parents. They’re individuals, too. Knowing how my mom ticks helps me better understand where she’s coming from and I get less aggravated with her because I know what she meant to say, and why she said it.
Basically, communicate and be more objective.