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A lot of parents are strict, and a lot of parents put pressure on their kids to be and act perfectly. Sometimes it's about getting good grades; sometimes it's about always behaving just right; sometimes it's about doing chores around the house. But for Andrea, it wasn't just sometimes and it wasn't just one thing she had to do perfectly, it was all the time and everything.
Not only that, but Andrea suffered from depression since she was 14 years old, and that made everything more challenging. Finally, Andrea gathered the strength to confront her parents and talk to them about how she was feeling, but her parents didn't listen, in fact, being honest with them seemed to make everything worse. You might not believe parents like this actually exist. Their expectations are so high that she has a fear of failure as a student, as a daughter and as a member of the household. They gave her no break, no chance to learn from failure, nothing less than perfect, ever. It made her sick.
Andrea was so shaken up by it, and with all the pressure they put on her, she broke down, hyperventilated and couldn't stop crying. She thought to herself, "I can't take it anymore, it's too much pressure." Having an anxiety attack, a bit of a mental breakdown. It got so bad that she had to go to the Hospital, away from her parents and all of the pressure, and recover and regain her strength.
Even then, she wasn't ready to go back home, and so, staying with a friend, she builds herself up, polishes her armor and rises to the challenges she faces - ready for triumph!
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