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It's crazy when adults act like children with all their antics. I hope you get your page situation figured out.
Yesterday though, the cycle of what happens if I don't let her break boundaries continued. She was gone, but she had spoken to my dad in private and got him to approach me. He told me how my mom felt like I was giving her the cold shoulder and how it was really hurting her. He then began to tell me I needed to be kinder, warmer and more heartfelt towards her.
I stopped him, and had a very mature conversation with him about all that is going on, and how I'm trying to establish firm boundaries so I can stay mentally healthy. What makes it difficult though is that no one else in the family realizes that my mom isn't mentally healthy, that her behavior is disordered, nor that she is unintentionally emotionally abusive.
I grew up in Wonderland, where nothing made sense, everyone was mad. I routinely was sentenced to have my head cut off, attended mad tea parties, and crocket games that were rigged. Winning was against the rules.I really like this explanation. It illustrates the chaos without going into the grittier side of things. Thank you for sharing.