I am a 14 year old girl raised by a single mother. I know very little about my father who left my mum when i was 3 and i have never had the guts to ask my mom about him. you could say I'm not even interested to be honest. since we were kids my mom had lied to our school about my father. she told them he was living somewhere far off because of his job there. at first my mom just told us(me and my brother who is a year older) that if someone asks you both about your father tell them u don't know anything.
Time went on and obviously when we came to about 4th grade this excuse didn't work and so i had to go with my mom's lie i.e I told everyone my father was living far off because of his job. it's been like about 3 years ever since my mom introduced me to prayers and all the religious stuff and about a year ago i started taking it seriously and I really want to somehow stop lying to people at school. I'm tired of making things up because after one lie comes another. I thought of stopping all these lies but then I think of my mom who worked so hard to get us good education in a private school and how would my teachers and fellow mates think of her.
Also my brother goes to the same school so maybe I might be able to deal with people but what about him???
I've never discussed this topic with him either. I really want to stop this but I can't mortify my mom or cause problems for my brother.