Ok, well I know I'm not a perfect person and I have had my screwups along the way, but now I'm in a load of trouble and I have no idea what to do. Hoping there may be some advice to be found here. I will try to be breif.
I am a junior in college and in my first two years I was on an academic scholarship that depended on me maintaining a 2.8 GPA. That wasn't so much of a problem until this fall when I had a hard course load and ended up failing 3 classes and my GPA dropped to 2.75. So now I have to pay the full tuition to keep attending school.
My parents are well-off. They can afford to pay for my education and for the most part they did. They paid all my expenses and gave me $1000 a month in allowance. But that allowance would be placed in a joint account and they kept track of my withdrawels. Honestly, yes I did use some of that money to buy alcohol and occasionally weed or cocaine. But it was nothing beyond what you'd expect from a regular college kid. They grew highly concerned though when I paid for my girlfriend's plane ticket to the Dominican Republic for her vacation with her friends. My parents said the money is for ME and nobody else. But I feel like I should be allowed to spend my allowance however I want.
Basically, they hate my girlfriend. They met her once and she made a pretty poor impression I guess because she snuck off the couch and slept in my bed with me. But it's not like we're not both adults. They also found out my girlfriend was arrested last year for a dui. So basically they tried to drive a wedge between us and force us to break up. And when that didn't work they got mad.
Then I made my big, big mistake. This winter break, after already losing my scholarship :(, I was pulled over for drunk driving. I did not get arrested however because my father knew the police officer and he just called my dad to come pick me up. But now my parents just sat me down and told me that I am absolutely 100% cut off. They said they have concerns about my habits and who I am hanging out with.
I feel like I'm being persecuted here when reallly I'm just a regular college kid. But I have no idea whatsoever how I am going to pay for school. I need a way to get back in my parents' good graces.
I know I probably sound whiny, but I'm hoping for ANY advice anyone might have. Please, I'm desperate.