- Jun 26, 2014
- Avenue Q in the US
The woman who mentally, verbally, and emotionally abused me was always mentally unstable. I honestly believe she is bipolar mainly because of her erratic mood swings. People normally wouldn't go on a screaming fit over burnt popcorn that was only burning for literally ten seconds before the microwave was turned off or because someone didn't call them while the other person went to get the mail. She'd even scream at me and say how much she hated me and then tell me to get out of her face but five minutes later, call for me crying and then hug me and said how much she loved me. This was pretty confusing as you could imagine. But I think the main reason she was this way was because she was afraid of me becoming independent and standing up to her. Every time I did anything remotely independently, she would freak out and increase her hold on me and punish me. And the ONE time I was assertive with her and calmly but assertively told her that I wanted the Nintendo DS Lite and games that she took away from me back and that I promised to never bother her again, she refused and called my dad crying and saying that I "was being really mean" and she "was afraid" I "was going to hurt" her. She was saying minutes earlier how much she hated me and wanted me out of her life and so I was offering a compromise of sorts and a promise to give her what she wanted because I'm just that way. If someone REALLY wants something from me, I'll do my best to give it to them and I don't make promises like that for no reason at all. When I had to get my first apartment, this woman threw a fit for months and telling case workers that I can't live on my own. She actually got into arguments with people over it. And if I had any money, she had to have it. It was all about controlling me and she did a pretty good job because I sadly didn't know any better. I actually thought all this was normal and even made excuses for every single thing she did including saying it was always my fault and that she was just stressed out from her job. I even said this to my therapist who then showed me the truth that nothing about this was normal.