Originally Posted by Lithium Flower
Wow your turning 18 and she behaves like that :/ maybe she's just scared that her little muffin is growing up and soon to be going out into the big bad world and doesn't know how to handle that?
I'm 21 and my mom behaves the same way (worse, really. She gets insulting, personal, and downright nasty.) My dad's girlfriend suggested that my mom is just worried that I'm growing up and all that, but I'm sorry, parents who do this should find a productive or at least a less hurtful way to express their concern.
I got sent off to NYAF/Comic Con in tears because my mother insulted me on the entire car ride to the train station, saying how I don't deserve to go, I'm probably going to get drunk and pregnant, and she's never giving me another dime. (At the time, I was out of work, so that automatically means I'm a horribly lazy person who will leech off of her forever, apparently.) I would have appreciated a "Hey, have a good time, but next time you have to pay for everything yourself." Fine! I understand that, and that's reasonable, but I feel like my mom couldn't care less whether or not I end up raped or with my teeth knocked out, quite frankly.
And believe me, if I could afford to move out, I would. I owe my school close to $1000, and yet I've given 75% of my paychecks to her since starting my job for bills and whatnot. However, she called me spoiled and selfish last night for wanting to buy a new cosplay. I only own one complete cosplay, and she thinks it's pefectly fine and sanitary to wear it for three days at a con. My reward for helping her to not lose this house is getting screamed at for everything under the sun. If I clean the kitchen, it's not good enough, because I didn't vaccuum the floor.
Maybe someday I'll strike it rich.