Providence, Rhode Island? Couldn't you have gotten any farther away from me?
August 15, 2010 12:57 PM Subscribe
How do I reconcile my decision to get far, far away from home with my mother's belief that I'm doing it out of spite?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (34 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I grew up in the suburbs and it was boring as hell so when college application time came around, I applied for schools in big cities very far away from where I live. I did it because I wanted adventure and excitement. I did it because I wanted to break away from life in Middle American Town, USA. What I did NOT do it for was to spite my mother or my family in any way.
I understand how my mother thinks that me moving thousands of miles away to go to school has something to do with hating her and my family, but that's just not true. The decision was made solely because I want to get the hell out of Dodge. I've explained this her. I've told her that I don't hate her, that she's a good mother, that this has absolutely nothing to do with her, but she keeps on throwing the same sentiment at me.
I know I'm making the right choice for myself, so how do I feel less horrible when my mother constantly accuses me of hating her?