Buried in medical charts.
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: United States
Welcome to SAS!
I hope the best for you with your CNA class. There are so many places and patients that need good CNAs to help them.
I'm sorry that your mother is causing you so much anxiety. While she might mean well and want the best for you, she seems to be unaware of the pressure and anxiety she is putting you through. I don't know your mother and thus don't know what the best way to approach her would be, but have you tried talking to her about it? Let he know that while you love her and appreciate her attention and guidance, you are feeling smothered and anxious due to her interference.
In the end, it is your life and only you can decide how you want to live it. While family is important, they cannot control and dictate your life. They can show you a path, but they cannot make you walk it. Like you said, it could be that on some level she wants you to fail because she can't let you go. She might have empty nest syndrome, but birds got to fly! I know it will be hard, but i think the best thing would be to politely let your mom know how you feel and you need your space.
If you are uncomfortable riding with this guy, then don''t do it. Period. No one should force you to be alone with someone that you are uncomfortable with.