DEAR ABBY: I am a 16-year-old girl, and I'm having a conflict with my mom over my car. Her car broke down and she needed to use mine, which is completely understandable, and I agreed. However, I have a work schedule I have to stick to, and I need my car to get to and from. I asked her to let me use my car to get to and from work and for Valentine's Day with my boyfriend. But do not attempt to lay down the law to your mother, or I guarantee you will not like the consequences.