A young person had been grappling with a turbulent relationship with their mother for as long as they could remember. However, the individual had a plan prepared to finally put an end to the trauma.
Early Trauma and Abuse
From a young age, the individual endured a traumatic upbringing. “This ranged from her threatening to hit me with a bottle as a toddler, trying to break down my door while screaming obscenities at me, to actually hitting me over the head with an umbrella and yelling at me when I cried”, the individual explained.
Blame for Sister’s Divorce
The mother’s volatile behavior extended to irrational blame. The individual explained: “She blamed me for my sister’s divorce for years (I was only six at the time it happened).”
Unexplained Absence and Entitlement
The mother’s erratic behavior took a different turn when she disappeared for three months without warning. Upon her return, she exhibited a sense of entitlement, expecting forgiveness despite her unexplained absence and prior abusive conduct.
Destruction and Verbal Abuse
The individual endured further abuse, including instances where the mother threw objects at them and broke three televisions. Verbal abuse became the norm, with the mother using derogatory language ranging from mild insults to severe curses.
What made this situation even more complex was the mother’s ability to maintain a façade of being an exemplary parent in front of others. She consistently showered the individual with compliments in public, making it difficult for them to find support among friends or family.
A Secret Arsenal
Despite these challenges, the individual had been secretly collecting evidence for the past two years. They recorded videos and audio clips of the mother during her worst moments, including the incidents mentioned earlier, as well as her disparaging comments about neighbors, friends, and even her own eldest child.
An Ending in Sight
Thankfully, the individual could see the light at the end of the tunnel. They had been accepted into the university of their choice, and this would mark the end of their woes and the start of a fresh life in a new city.
Taking Matters into Their Own Hands
As the individual prepared to leave for university, they decided to take action. They planned to share the folder containing these recordings with multiple people, including their half-siblings, aunts, uncles, neighbors, and the mother’s close friends, effectively revealing her true nature.
A Cold Serving of Justice
The individual finished explaining their story with a two-line conclusion. “Bad luck, and worse day Mother”, they wrote. “You always said justice is better served cold.”
The Forum’s Thoughts
Excited about their plans and the end of their nightmare, the individual headed to their favorite online forum to share their plan, which would be executed the following morning. “Before you do that, I would also recommend making sure you have your birth certificate, SS card (if in the US), and any other documents or sentimental items with you (out of the house)”, warned one reader.
Inform the University
One commenter even suggested that the individual should take measures to prevent their mother from interfering with their new life. “Talk to the administration people at your university and tell them she isn’t to make any alterations to your enrollment”, they wrote. “I’ve heard of parents telling their kid’s school that they wanted to drop out as retaliation.”
She’s a Narcissist
The individual was relieved to find support and even empathy from others. “My wife’s mother is exactly like this”, empathized one commenter. “These people are what we call narcissists and they can have other personality problems too. My wife cut out her parents from our lives last year and it’s been tough but better. Get to a therapist when you can. Good luck.”
Get Therapy and Support
This suggestion to see a therapist was echoed by many other readers. “There is a wonderfully supportive group of people raised similarly on this forum”, another person mentioned. “It might do you a world of good to join.”
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