Mommy Dearest

I'm the eldest child of 4 to a passive aggressive, emotionally unstable woman. I'm 33 years old and left my house as soon as I turned 18 and never went back. We've gone through periods where we don't talk, 99% of the time she's not talking to me because I said something she didn't agree with.

This Mother's Day I sent her a bouquet of flowers, she called me and left me a voice mail saying "Thanks for the flowers, I liked them" in a very dry almost sarcastic tone. How could me sending her flowers be a bad thing? Apparently when she received the flowers it made her cry because she started thinking of her mother who passed away 28 years ago. That was not at all my intention.

I'm dammed if I do and dammed if I don't. I don't know how much longer I can take her crap.
scorpqueen scorpqueen
31-35, F
2 Responses May 14, 2012

Read some of Beverly Engel's books about emotional abuse. They helped me. Sounds like your mother is very unhealthy and narcissistic.

Can anyone say Histrionic Personality?