Date: April 15, 2018 05:39PM
A couple of days ago, I decided that I was tired of letting my mom walk all over me and be a jerk over petty things. She's constantly controlling, emotionally/verbally abrasive, and just an overall frustrating, volatile person to deal with. So...I calmly told her that her behavior was offensive (after this one particular issue) and that I'd appreciate it if she stopped taking her anger out on me just because I wanted to maintain a relationship with an estranged family member who's "not making good life choices."
I really spoke my mind. Shockingly, she apologized right then and there (wearily). So, I thought we were good. But, she's been giving me the silent treatment since then and just acting like a total witch. I've tried to talk to her, but she just ignores me or gives me these curt non-answers.
I'm so tired of it. I'm starting to think that keeping in contact with family isn't worth it anymore. They're my family and I love them, but they're so pious and hurtful.