How to live with negative parents?
February 13, 2018 11:32am CST
I live with my parents and I can't move. My father is very angry, judgemental, critical. He is almost always angry. His face is red. My mother is mean sometimes. Sometimes I am making a joke with her and she is so mean. She reminds me of the things I can't do because of my depression and anxiety. She doesn't understand that I feel very tired. She thinks I don't want to help her. Sometimes both parents are mean. I don't know how to live with them.
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• United Kingdom
That sounds very difficult. I think it is hard to live with your parents when they are like this. I know my own parents are very critical, angry people. I had a lot of problems with them at home for many years and my mum used to be horrible to me and call me crazy because I suffered from social anxiety. I tried to cope by avoiding conflict and trying to do positive things for myself which made me feel better. I would also spend time alone or outdoors.
• United States
I wish I could give you a solution. If you can't move then you have to do what you can to make your situation tolerable. Maybe not make jokes with your mom if she is so frustrated that she has no sense of humor. Your parents sound like they are very frustrated at how their lives turned out. Maybe they would like to talk about it, maybe not. I'm sure they love you and don't intend to be mean but life can beat one down so far sometimes that we do things we don't intend because we are in so much pain. I hope things get better for you and your parents.