I've been meaning to post this for a while, but I might as well do it now or never. I hate looking for advice, but, w.e.
Anyways, in TL;NT terms my family and I are going through a really tough time. More than anything else now. My dad says he'll be leaving once we can sustain ourselves, but I doubt it'll happen. Plus I don't think my mom will continue to have her job for another year if anything, and she's about to work 24/7 at her workplace. I'll only be able to see her two hours a day if anything.
I know it isn't my place to do so, but I want to make my little bro the son my dad couldn't make him be. When he was younger, he used to look up to me a lot. Never anyone else, and I wasn't that brother I could have been at the time. Since my dad isn't even taking care of us much anymore, I want to take up for it. Should I?
Also, money problems. I know my mom can't support us without federal aid, and we really do not want that. I want to help my mom out, but the last thing she wants is that. She's been working literally all her life, and I do NOT want to see her working ten years from now, or even five.
Should I just delay college? I know it might be a bad idea, but I feel that if I can work instead I can better help them out. My sister and brother need someplace to live, even though they are a pain in the ass sometimes. Even though we have had numerous offers from family members that live close and beyond to stay with them, I'm not going to leave anybody behind.
This and more things I'd prefer not to ask has been plaguing me for the past couple of months, and it's only a couple months until I turn 18 and make my own decisions. Any advice would be appreciated.