Hello everyone, I am very new to this site and I wish I joined a long time ago. I have a question that's been on my chest for a while and I really need to get it off my chest. Every one else I've asked seemed to have a biased opinion, so I felt a place like this is more Appropriate for such a question. So here goes. I've been living with my mother all my life, overall we've always sort of had this kind of "[i]whatever" relationship. I don't really ever go to her for advice because in my eyes she's sort of unapproachable. We never have long talks about things and some times I just feel like a tenant In her house who pays rent. Either way, long story short.. Our relationship has gotten to the point where she's almost made me and my gf of 6 years break up because of her ways. My gf will never come back to my house again because of the embarrassment my mom has caused her. But let's get to the point. It's tax season. My mother hasn't worked in years because she is on permanent disability for arthritis. So around tax season 3 years ago she asked me to claim my 2 younger siblings to help get a larger return.. So I did. I was 20 3 years ago. She has always dictated the amount of money I get, and I find myself going into my account and withdrawing thousands of dollars to give to her. And I keep just 1 thousand while she gets like 6.5. This year I turn 23 in a few months. I have goals and I'm more mature and yes I do still live with her for the time. It's refund time again. She wants 6500 and wants to give me 3200. I'm older now and things look different. I look at this as me being taken advantage of and I believe I deserve more. Mind u I am the one who works all year round to make a refund possible, and I just really feel I'm being taken advantage of. I don't know how to approach this situation, because she not an approachable person! Any suggestions????help!