Every Tuesday resident chill-Internet-girl Marina will answer your questions about life, love, college, sex or anything else you've got on your mind. There will be GIFS.
It's pretty normal to have some disconnect between what your parents want for your future and your own ambitions. For example, I wanted to be a Disney channel star but my parents wanted me to be "college educated" and "not likely to drive a Porsche through a stranger's living room while on a coke binge." Your dad has spent eighteen years making the major decisions for your life, so it's probably a little scary to give up control to a complete life-running rookie. But ultimately, it is your life. So if what you really want is to be a lawyer, do it. Work your ass off and openly weep during the LSATs and buy power suits. Also, leave me your number because I'm going to need a good lawyer if the Disney thing ever pans out.
I'd say you have two options:
BOOM! Angry confrontation avoided! People skills achieved!
YES, WE'VE ALL SEEN MONTY PYTHON.
I don't think I've ever met someone and remembered their name on the first try. In the course of writing this sentence, I've already forgotten yours. Justin? Maybe Jimmy? Yeah, we're going to call you Jimmy. Listen Jimmy, you came to the right broad with a shitty memory. Assuming you've already tried all the basic tactics, here are a few tricks that usually work for me.
Hope that helps, Jimmy.
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