Mother Trouble

What Would Debbie Do? Mother Trouble Dear Debbie, Here’s the deal. I have issues with my mom, and I’m only 20 years old. She annoys me and pulls crazy-lady stunts like getting upset for no reason. And I’m not the only one who sees this happening. My brother noticed it, too, before he moved out. […]

What Would Debbie Do?

Mother Trouble

Dear Debbie,

Here’s the deal. I have issues with my mom, and I’m only 20 years old. She annoys me and pulls crazy-lady stunts like getting upset for no reason. And I’m not the only one who sees this happening. My brother noticed it, too, before he moved out. For example, while I was folding the laundry, she came out of nowhere, yelling that I was doing my chores slowly – even though she had asked me to fold the clothes in the first place – and then she left, slamming the door. This is just one of the many things she does. My boyfriend says it’s too late for me to tell her that it bothers me; half the time, I keep quiet and don’t show any emotions, because I don’t want to hurt her feelings. However, I am getting tired of it. What should I do?

–Annoyed

Dear Annoyed,

If your mother is picking on you, it’s probably because you’re 20 years old, living in her house and not following her rules, however archaic they might seem. If you want a better relationship with your mom, maybe it’s time you move out and live on your own, and then you’ll be able to fold your clothes whenever you feel like it.


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