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    The following all took place over text, because when I talk to her in person, she only listens in so far as I tell her what she wants to hear.

    Mom: I need to put the house on the market and get something more affordable.

    Me: Do you feel it may be unwise to say things like that over text?

    Mom: Obviously not.

    Me: Well it is.

    Mom: But thanks for the criticism. As always.

    Me: Fuck off.

    Mom: Consider your cell phone shut off. As of tomorrow.

    Me: Good. One less way for you to talk to me. Hey, you think you'll save enough to buy yourself an extra ounce of weed every month?

    Mom: Probably. Thanks.

    Me: Always happy to help someone whose priorities are straight.

    Mom: Thanks. And now I'm done. Don't want to live like this anymore. Bye.

    Me: Yeah. I'm so mean and your altruism knows no limits. Boo fucking hoo. How was such a wonderful mother cursed with such a bad son.

    Mom: Goodbye.

    Me: Promise?

    Mom: Yep.

    Me: Well you'll have to forgive that I've learned not to trust your promises.

    Mom: You can trust this one.

    Me: Oh word? Wow now I'm convinced.

    Mom: Good. Enjoy the house. I'm done. Painlessly.

    Me: I've never enjoyed the house.

    Mom: Good. Then you're okay if I sell it. Or you can sell it when I'm gone. That makes me feel better.

    Me: Yeah. See you tomorrow.

    Mom: Probably not.


    She's downstairs drinking a glass of wine and watching TV at the moment.
    There is no such thing as separation from God.

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    Why would it be unwise for her to put that in text?

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    Why would it be unwise for her to put that in text?
    Wow! I'm impressed with my new found skills. I just intercepted a joke that otherwise may have offended people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    Why would it be unwise for her to put that in text?
    Dude. Would you tell someone to get ready to kiss their home goodbye over a text message?
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    Oh, I thought you meant unwise as in someone could get hold of that information easier via text as opposed to in person.

    Yeah, since she's your mom I suppose she should be more attuned to what would be a sensitive subject with you and a good way in which to approach it.

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    I wouldn't listen to someone who told me to fuck off, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomnity View Post
    I wouldn't listen to someone who told me to fuck off, either.
    That's exactly why I don't listen to her.
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    Wow, that sounds bad. I can't imagine having that kind of relationship with my mother I have to assume there's a long history of bad communication and hurt on both sides.

    Why don't you move out?

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    She sounds ill, Brendan.
    "No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    She sounds ill, Brendan.
    Agreed.
    I'm detecting a toxic, codependent relationship here.
    I'd try to work toward moving out of that environment. It may seem overwhelming, and it may take a while.. but at least it's some light at the end of the tunnel.
    Perhaps your relationship with your mom will have a chance to improve with a little space.. however, it sounds like your mom needs some individual therapy before you could even attempt a stable relationship with her later, if you even want one.


    Dysfunctional parents can be difficult to deal with, to say the least.
    I still go through a lot with my own mother. Progressively taking control of an emotionally abusive situation and developing some self value has taken me years, and taken me a long way forward as well.

    I sincerely wish you the best of luck.
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