How can I tell her I don't want to talk?

Kim - posted on 08/06/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I'm just wondering how to deal with my fragile mom.

Lately I don't want to talk to anyone. Being an overprotective mom, she always try to talk to me. Which is okay, fine with me UNTIL she starts complaining or preaching to me. Great.

Like, that's what Sunday school is for thank-you very much.

If I tell her, Mom, I don't feel like talking, she'll ask why and starts to cry. (UGH!)
If I don't tell her, I swear I'm going to lose my sanity.

We don't get along EVER so when we get to talk, she'll complain and I'll zone out and then she'll start getting mad at me. Now I just don't want to talk to her at all, complaining or not. I guess I'm just at the phase where I just want to be alone.

I got into a fight with her five days ago and I've been ignoring her. It feels so GREAT! It's like I'm free from her constant nagging and being horrible. I'm doing alone just fine!

But she's been all mope-y and trying to get me to apologize.

What should I DO?

I know it might sound like I'm a horrible teenage daughter and that my mom is just caring for me... but I just don't like talking. I don't want to have a conversation with my mom where all she does is just complain and be overly religious.

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Sam - posted on 08/08/2011

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Send her a letter saying what you wrote here that you don't want to be preached to, nagged or listen to non stop complaining and that if she can not stop doing these things then you can no longer talk. Set up some boundaries if she follows them great if not then follow through with consequences, no verbal communication.

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