Mom, we don't need to talk about things that aren't relevant anymore
July 21, 2009 5:44 PM Subscribe
How do I deal with times when family mention things from the past in conversation?
posted by kldickson to Human Relations (30 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I am an upper-level undergrad. I am currently visiting my folks.
I have had, in the past, bad shit happen to me. Some of it common, some of it less common.
My parents have a bad tendency to rehash things from my past which I have already resolved and put behind me. I frequently tell them that they don't need to mention things that aren't relevant to the present, particularly because sometimes I don't want to be reminded of them, and they KNOW there are a handful of things I don't want to be reminded of, but they do it anyway, and I don't know why.
Please hope me, hive mind.