Why are some mothers critical and controlling even when their children are adults?
Question by : Why are some mothers critical and controlling even when their children are adults?
I am an adult and have children of my own and yet in my mother’s eyes I am doing everything wrong. Don’t get me wrong I love her and I am grateful for everything she is done but how is it she can make me feel so inferior? Why do they do this and how can I avoid being like her?
Answer by Jason
First she probably always was a little bit, you just didn’t notice it ’cause you were a kid. Second, you are no longer her little kid, so she is deprived of being the good mother now and is resentful. Third and last she’s just getting older too and may be becoming a little grumpy.
I wouldn’t worry about becoming her, it’s your life. You may or may not be close, or have a lot in common, and some traits are past down. Just keep being your wonderful self w/ confidence, everything will work out.
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