I Have a Difficult Mother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 285 People

    Tired Of The Pessimism

    I know I recently wrote a story about how my mother texts me late at night to make sure I'm okay. Well, something similar happened.  My parents are out of town this weekend for a wedding.  I texted my mother and asked her if they would be home Sunday or Monday because I'd...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    Sep 30, 2012

    I'm not saying I hate my mother.

    Deep down I love her and I would be sad if she died. I know for a fact that she loves me. She has supported me by helping me see my therapist frequently and was concerned for me when I have been suicidal in the past. I was just never close to her. She has a quick temper and...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise
    22-25, F
    Mar 12, 2015

    Dear Old Mom...

    my mother doesn't really like me or care about me very much.  it's not something that i allow to bother me on most days but the hurt is there.  most people don't believe me.  but the thing is i think my mom has asperger's and therefore is not really able to engage...
    geenpunchbuggie geenpunchbuggie
    7 Responses Feb 2, 2009

    I Am Trying to Understand

    I have two lesbian daughters and feel very disappointed and responsible for the choices they've made. The real bond we had is no longer that strong. I believe that my daughters think that I'm difficult. I do not want to see them hand in hand with their partners when visiting...
    WW WW
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Feb 27, 2008

    Instance Today

    she has beautiful qualities when i pull myself and pivot my angle of thinking yet my positivism is most often proven wrong. she has expressed deep feelings three times that i recollect, has no valid words of wisdom or angst to just listen and absorb my point of view, left me at...
    tessagirl tessagirl
    18-21, F
    Jun 24, 2009

    And As For Fathers...

    I'm not sure how to put this in a way that won't make me sound like an as*h***. Oh well, here goes... Backstory: My father died when I was a two-year-old. We lived in a small town and he was a doctor so we were somewhat prominent. Not only that, he decided to die in a...
    lolasinn7 lolasinn7
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2010

    I Have A Difficult Mother And We Share A Birthday!

    I have always had a difficult relationship with my mother.  I was meant to be the best birthday present she ever had but I failed to be that and I don't think she's ever forgiven me.  I think maybe she over identified with me, saw me as an extension of herself, but...
    loopy210 loopy210
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 13, 2011

    Neglect And Anger

    I've never really spoken of my relationship between me and my mother online before, so here it goes... My mother was always angry, and idealistic. A socialist, she always wanted to change the world. Strange, then, that she decided to have two children. When my dad left, life...
    EmmyChu EmmyChu
    18-21, F
    Aug 14, 2012

    Stew And Dumplings...

    my mother was married for twenty two years .... three children later and she declared herself a lesbian .. whatever makes you happy that s what i say... she had a good neighbour who was also her friend .. a good pal up the road too.... i remember the snow storm of "82 , she had...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer
    Nov 30, 2012

    I Flinch When She Sends Me An Email.

    The only time in my life that I ever have a good interaction with my mother is when I grin and bare it. So it was only good for her. And it didn't do me any good anyway because all she brings up are the bad. She is one of those people who thinks every clerk is trying to rip her...
    lovefreedom lovefreedom
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 31, 2011

    She's A Lady... And A Scorpio

    Yes, my mother is a Scorpio. Do you know what the number one characteristic of that sign is? Stinging... She can sting with words better than anyone I know. This is a family trait. It was passed down from her mother (also difficult). My grandmother was a somewhat overwrought...
    lolasinn7 lolasinn7
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2010

    I did not live up to my mother's expectations.

    I went to college but did not land that big job that was suppose to set me up for life. I got married and separated after five months. And to add insult to injury, I moved back in. I am definitely a disappointment. Sorry mom. Hopefully, my sister won't disappoint you.
    macabre00 macabre00
    26-30, F
    Jul 9, 2015

    Difficult Family

    My family is completely dysfunctional. My mother is bat **** crazy for a long time now, most of it because she chose to align with 2 loser daughters of hers. It amazes me that feels compelled to be surround herself with adult children who don't even take care of their own...
    ZTush ZTush
    Nov 27, 2013

    When my mother is upset with my actions,

    her critical words make me feel worse than the most debased criminal--and in self-defense against feeling, I used a swear word that summarized how bad she is in my eyes for treating me that way. Writing this brings me great shame, as I believe that "others cannot make you...
    WayOfDominique WayOfDominique
    41-45, M
    Feb 11, 2014

    Mom's Acknowledgment

    I always feel that I should start off by saying that I love my mother and I appreciate all of the hard work she has done to raise me.  That said, I grow very tired of her selfishness and inability to support me in my endeavors.  She was 17 when she had me, so...
    3thumbelina3 3thumbelina3
    26-30, F
    Jul 17, 2009

    I Have Always Been Too Fat For My Mother

    Growing up, my mom use to pinch the bridge of my nose so it wouldn't get fatter.  She would also complain how fat I was getting and not let me eat dinner some nights.  It was a constant battle for me to be pretty enough, thin enough, smart enough, etc....  To this...
    notreallythere notreallythere
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 14, 2009

    She's a Challenge

    My mother has Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder.  It's not OCD...it's worse. People with OCD know what they're doing is nutty.  She believes everything she does is correct and everyone else is wacky.  Growing up in a home where everything had to be...
    dontask dontask
    36-40, F
    Oct 5, 2008

    What Really Counts

    I was the only girl in my family.  I have three brothers, two older and one younger.  I should have been a boy. My mother didn’t like me.  It’s as plain and simple as that.  Her world revolved around the boys’ activities, particularly my...
    Myonis108 Myonis108
    56-60, F
    13 Responses Jan 13, 2009

    Non-appreciating Mother

    As the 2nd child out of 4 children, I have been my Mom's little blacksheep. I therefore did extra things for her so that I could win her love. I helped in the house, I scrubbed the old slasto floor tiles on my knees, polished them...on my knees and shined them. I helped wash...
    psyhoed psyhoed
    1 Response May 6, 2012

    Like You Wouldn't Believe...

    Approaching my mother about anything is like trying to defuse a bomb with a pair of toe nail clippers.  You're never quite sure when she will blow up in your face.   I do love my mother.  I appreciate her for bringing me up and I deeply respect her as a person...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2009
    MissGaga MissGaga
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2015

    Park The Car My Butt

    I came home 15 minutes late tonight.  FIFTEEN.  I could understand if I got home like an hour or two late, but just 15 minutes???  I still think it's quite ridiculous that I have a curfew in the first place.  I'm 21 freaking years old.  But I've been...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 19, 2010

    Mom, Please Close Your Mouth When You Chew.

      We just came back from dinner. Elbows on the table, speaking with the mouth full, texting, declaring financial status, dietary discretion, and ages of others; sneezing on the food, taking calls in the middle of an order, and grabbing food from other diner's plates are...
    motherlode motherlode
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2009

    I Can'T Stand My Mother

    I am already 27 years old and I have a very difficult relationship with my mother. I am the second child in 6 siblings, the oldest daughter. I have a sister and 4 brothers. When I was growing up, I thought she was doing okay but then I realized that she was always full of...
    maverickcat maverickcat
    31-35, F
    Feb 24, 2013

    My mother has borderline personality disorder

    and has always treated me very different from my siblings, they can do no wrong and I can do no right, I have a 10 month old daughter who my mother hasn't seen since she was 3 weeks old. I am in the process of forgiving her and accepting that she is the way she is and isn't...
    lisadee87 lisadee87
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2014

    How often do you call your mother?

    How often does she want you to call her? How often do you want to call her? (Apologies to those of you who have lost your mothers and wish you had the luxury of not calling them.)
    MissAnthony MissAnthony
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2014

    My Mother..

    So.. I used to think that my parent's marriage was really good.. till I reached the age of about 15, 16... My dad had gotten into trouble and had to go to that big house,, anyway needless to say my mom had to get an extra job to support me and my sister... I noticed that even...
    stellalune stellalune
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2013

    Just Another Manic Sunday

    I  have a very tense and complicated relationship with my mother. We have very little in common actually, but I am her only daughter and I have to look after her because she is a widow and she is very elderly. Which is OK, I have managed, and I am not complaining. What...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Sep 15, 2009

    I love my mom, and I respect her

    as my mother, let me make that clear. But I cannot get along with her. I am her only child, and as such, she feels like I am her property. Everything I do, or say, she scrutinizes and draws her own conclusions without confirming the facts. She is a total, domineering...
    moondiva moondiva
    36-40, F
    Apr 19, 2016

    My Mom Is My Best Friend & Worst Enemy...

    I'm 42 and for the last 10 years have had a very close relationship with my Mom.  We weren't close before that because she had a lot of problems while I was growing up & didn't have time or attention (except negative) to give me.  For the past 20 years, we've lived...
    whoislynn whoislynn
    Aug 23, 2008

    She Doesn't Understand The Meaning Of "advice"

    My mother very frequently wants to "help" me and give me "advice."  What she doesn't realize is the purpose of advice.  Let me give you an example.We were talking about charging my iPhone.  I just got a cheap new charger that wasn't an Apple product.  She told...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    16 Responses Jan 5, 2010

    The Family (And Mother) From Hell.

    Incoming wall o' text here. Be warned. How do I put this? I share a very...very...complicated....relationship with my mother...AND my natural family. On my natural family's side, I have 2 elder sisters --- both of whom have the same father. I have another half-sister near the...
    MoonlitMaven MoonlitMaven
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 23, 2013

    my mum is one of the most vile people I know,

    just to my family. To the rest of society, she pretends to be charitable and kind. I am 46 years old and sick and tired of her tirades, mean comments and stress that she perpetuates. My brother and father have moved to other states to get away from her, but I am stuck here due...
    Kajabooboo Kajabooboo
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015

    "I don't understand you always get what you want

    so why are you like this." But what I said in my head made it hard to breathe because it was the truth. "I want him to stay, but he's leaving in January." I don't get what I want ever. Not with my mother. She constantly guilt trips me when she says she used to get me everything...
    Augustends Augustends
    18-21, F
    Aug 26, 2014

    Midnight Texting

    I've written a few stories about how overprotective my mother can be. She's a lot better than she used to be, now that I've graduated college and all.  But there's this really annoying habit she has of waking up in the middle of the night, going to the bathroom, and while she's...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    Sep 20, 2012

    My Mother and My Birthday

      I have the occasional ‘issue’ with my Mum. She often doesn’t seem to have a lot of time for me anymore, as if she feel that since I’m ‘grown-up’ she has done her job and that’s that. If she’s stressed or has...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis
    4 Responses Aug 22, 2009

    We are both so alike personality wise.

    That's why we clash occasionally.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 19, 2015

    Fed Up

    My mother is such a remarkable woman.. But we have been dealing with so much stress and since my brother moved out, I am her new punching bag. Whenever she is frustrated with someone or a situation I always get the backlash of it. She dosent want me talking to anyone because she...
    Feb 17, 2013

    Ok, Mother, You Win !!

    I have been here on EP for more than a year and I have written about every topic imaginable ( divorce, cooking, religion, politics,wine, coffee and even time travel), but this is the one topic I have been more reluctant to write about , because it touches me personally and I find...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2009

    I Am Frustard , and Cant Stand , Upset

    i didnt happy  that my mom always looking blame on me and i knew that she kept lied to me.. she didnt beleive me what i told her .. she bother me about noise almost everynight... i told her to stop to nosie . she called me i am crazy or fake. this is make me **** off...
    rosegal38 rosegal38
    Sep 16, 2009

    I have the most difficult mother ever.

    I am totally frustrated
    ronnie28uk ronnie28uk
    31-35, F
    Oct 19, 2015
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