Mine drive me up a wall, to be honest. I get a good earful whenever either of my siblings do something that is even slightly disrespectful. My mom is kind of controlling; she likes to be in other people's business, has to have everything in the house according to her, and doesn't compromise for anyone at home.
My mom also has a habit of reading my email (she claims she does it by mistake, but it's happened far too often for me to believe that anymore) and (I've noticed as of late) my snail mail. She recently lectured me for about 15 minutes about using the f-word online, after she read a notification I got from Facebook from a page with the f-word in the name. She had to be absolutely sure I'd never use it online, or anywhere in real life, because it's disrespectful to others, and is the worst word in the English language, in her opinion. I kinda tuned out most of it, though; I was thinking about why the hell she didn't respect my privacy, and why she seemed so dead-set on making me believe that dropping the f-bomb should be a federal offense.
I find my dad a little more tolerable, though; he usually appreciates my humor, and sometimes talks to me whenever I'm feeling really frustrated.
However, I realized why I'm not really happy with my parents: I feel like my opinions and rights are suppressed whenever I talk to them. Recently, my mom was trying to get me to obey her like a dog would respond to a command. She was mad at my brother, and she demanded that I get off the computer. When I didn't, she dragged me off, sat me down and demanded to know why I didn't listen to her. I tried to explain that she had just confused me, but it came out wrong: I told her that I didn't follow her reasoning for her demand, so I felt no need to do as she said. "If you'd explain why you told me to do that, and I found it perfectly reasonable, I wouldn't have any issue doing as you said." She said to me, "This isn't a democracy!" and my dad backed her up on that one. They grounded me off of my phone and the computer. >__>
Anyways, what type of parents do you guys have? Do you get along with them well? Do you feel close to them?
Also, some advice on how I can communicate with mine would be lovely.