Yes, I understand Mother.
August 11, 2012 12:14 PM Subscribe
I have a poor relationship with with my parent and looking for advice to improve family relations.
posted by chrono_rabbit to Human Relations (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My mother has always been a overbearing kind of personality. She holds herself to high standards and wants the best for her children. Yet some days, I feel as if her criticisms are hard and demoralizing. Many times she will make cutting remarks about my appearance or hobbies.
I understand, she grew up in a difficult environment from mine and her family was less privileged than I am now. Yet, sometimes her words make me feel terrible for the rest of the day. Although, I may be overreacting because all families are flawed someway or another. I guess, deep down I want to be useful, but I feel useless all the time.
Lately, she's been under extreme stress about the store that we own and I find that she is more likely snap and insult me. I'm a very introverted person, but right now I am working as a receptionist here. Every time she interacts with me I feel anxious.
Few times I feel completely relaxed when I wasn't with her on my days off or I was just away on my own.
I'd like to move out as soon as I complete my college, but that is far away considering I have around 3-4 yrs to go. Any advice for dealing with difficult parents would be appreciated. Thanks.