When my Mom would yell at me, I would just stare at her and concentrate hard on something else. Sometimes I would think of a joke and then I would have to stop myself from smiling, because then that would make her more angry.
She would then get upset, because when she asked me a question I wouldn't answer, or I would just give a quick apology so it would be over faster.
I use to cry, then I just became silent. But on the days I couldn't take it I would then yell back. I don't want to yell at anyone and sometimes I have to catch myself and take a step back. Or take a break from the conversation and come back to it when I'm calmer.
I'm getting better at not shutting down so much, but it's definitely hard.
strawberry99 strawberry99
26-30, F
Aug 24, 2014