Anyone have a toxic parent they have a limited relationship with? How do you prevent yourself from getting hurt? Have you been able to distance yourself enough that you just don't care...
or their toxic behavior doesn't effect you? I have a toxic mother, truly hurtful and evil, but can't cut her off because it would cut me off from the rest of my family significantly. But I wish I could let it go when she hurts me. I wish it didn't bother me.
Toxic moms are intentionally hurtful. It's their thing. But they're limited and crazy, and so how could someone crazy get to you? That's how you start distancing yourself. She's NO...(more)12-12-2010 3:10pm
rational. If she were, would she be mean to her own daughter?
my father was a horrible dad. i love him and he and my mother are still married, but i would never be affected deeply by anything he does/says. he is peripheral to my emotional life and...(more)12-12-2010 3:07pm
i think it's different with mothers and fathers. i don't think i would be able not to care about what my mother thinks. even when i think she's wrong about something, it almost hurts me...(more)12-12-2010 3:10pm
to think that we disagree . . . if it's something important.
my mom gets under my skin too...she just knows how to do it. she's a martyr and i'm a horrible daughter for not supporting her financially--she's horrible with money and expects me to...(more)12-12-2010 3:09pm
give her a set allowance every month--she still resents it that I don't do that...but every single month she calls and says she needs money for this or that...anyway, long story short, i moved half way across the country. she still calls me 4 times a day anyway but i'm not near her.