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How to deal with a toxic parent


Looking for those over 50 to please answer. The constant nitpicky criticism is emotionally draining & exhausting. Condescending, rude, hyper-critical means I can't have a normal conversation with Ma because she has no insight and just gets incredibly defensive. She is still the only mother I have and I would like to have some relationship with her.

 
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Best Answer Rosa Marchisella (I Am Rosa) says

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3 years ago
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    ptosis 3 years ago

    These are all great answers!!! Thank you all!

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    Rosa Marchisella (I Am Rosa) 3 years ago

    Excellent words of insight and fabulous advice! ((Thank you for sharing)) I'm so glad (can I say proud without sounding weird/creepy?) that you not only saw the truth, but found a way to regain your sense of Self, respect and dignity.


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    Rosa Marchisella (I Am Rosa) 3 years ago

    Yup! "If I want drama, I'll go to the theatre!" We call those "sucking" people emotional vampires.

    Excellent advice about the ground rules. Assertiveness is sometimes hard for those who've had toxic parents.


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3 years ago