Standing your ground is not only important with parents and close friends, but also at work, in a business, or if you are sick and at the mercy of doctors in a hospital. You are your own best advocate. Being treated like this by a parent is very hurtful, and this is why it is even more of an achievement to advocate for yourself the way you did today. Just accept she may never admit she was harsh to you, and continue moving on with your life goals like you are doing. I know of a father who had two daughters. One was the favorite and he gave her everything she wanted, so she never learned to fend for herself or support herself financially. The father, mind you, was a very successful businessman. The other daughter was not the favorite and somehow she could never do right, according to her dad. This made her quite ambitious and she ended up starting and succeeding in several businesses of her own, after she moved far away from him and her sister. Up to the moment he passed away, he never recognized her for who she was, and she continued to be very successful and independent in spite of that. Her sister also passed away from some bad disease, so she adopted the child of the sister and taught him business while he was growing up. I hope this helps you realize that you are not alone in your struggles. Just don't give up and you will do awesome, Petakash.