How do I deal with overbearing parents?
August 26, 2012 7:39 AM Subscribe
How do I get along with my opinionated, controlling and overbearing mom during her visit without fighting thereby worsening our relationship?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (23 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've been away from home for almost a year, and my mom's visiting me for two weeks then I am going back to my parents' place to stay temporarily until I find a job.
My mom is very critical of everything that I do and am. She doesn't hold her tongue, rather, she feels it's her motherly duty to let me know of my faults(lack of job, weight loss issue, facial and body imperfections, lack of man/husband, etc). She's expecting me to hangout with her, well, she WANTS to hang out with me, as she's been having a hard time with my dad.
My mom's expecting me to have lost a lot of weight...which I haven't. I am not looking forward to seeing her, which is sad cause I should miss my parents, rather I wanna be far away from them as possible.
Is there anything I can do to help myself get through this time and furthermore, get me through staying with my parents till I am able to move out? (keeping my spirits up, be positive, accomplish my goals)