My mother drives me crazy!

United States
May 3, 2007 4:26pm CST
Do any of you have a mother that thinks she knows who you are, but really has no clue what type of person you really are. I DO! I cant stand it, anytime I try to view how I feel about something or my beliefs in life or lifestyle. She completley interupts me and starts assumming she knows what I am going to say and how I live my life! I have tried over and over to tell her who I am and I just dont think the chip in her head is working right cause it is not getting through. Anyone else have a mother like this - if so have you fix the problem and how? I am soooooo tired of trying to explain myself and not being listened to.
3 responses
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
3 May 07
I have the same problems with my mother.She refused to understand or just accept my personality, with my own views and feelings-what are quite different then her own.I still have no idea how to fix the problem and think that it will allways consist. At last i stop to talk to her so much, we have not so much common topics for conversation.So why to suffer?
• United States
4 May 07
I know why cant they just accept who we are and stop trying to make us what THEY want US to be! Ugh - My mother was born and raised catholic, yet lately she is saying she lives by the buddah. well I am sorry but I thought the Buddist faith was meant not to judge others?? Am I correct on this, is she being a hypercrite (SP?). Neither of these are the faiths that I personally follow, and she is always trying to pull me in to one of them. She told me that she didnt baptize me so that I could make my own decision, well I did and now she doesnt want to embrace me or my lifestyle. Oh it makes me tired, I guess she will just have to be happy with who she is and I will remain happy with who I am. Oh blah dee oh blah da, life goes on ahhhhh!!! La la la lala life goes on :) Thanks
@taradawn (14)
• United States
4 May 07
My mother is somewhat like this, but I am old enough to learn from past mistakes and I am aware of the consequences and without being completely disrespectful I think you just have to agree to disagree until such time as she is able to understand how you are and why you have chosen the path you have taken for your life. I know this sounds hard, but patience. The only thing that will get you through and communication. Be as honest as you can without disrespect.
• United States
3 May 07
My mother is the same way, she used to be worse but now she is a little better. However she also interrupts me and it does drive me crazy. Maybe you need to make her listen. I had to yell at my mother to start listening to me and I told her that when I talk to her she makes me feel like my point is not getting across. It somewhat worked, but still, there are moments when she still drives me up the wall. My mother in law is the same way with my husband.