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  •  My mom could be (3+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, mikidee, bogieshadow

    as far right as they come and I would still love her. I can't even imagine politics coming between me and my family.

    Of course, I've never been motivated to host a discussion about crappy mothers on the day we celebrate mother's day, either. Maybe my mind just isn't as open as yours.

    My mom used to tell me that timing was everything. She's not a right winger, but she is always right. Perhaps any of the other 364 days of this year would be more appropriate for mom-bashing.

    Finally, some unsolicited advice: if you really did that to your mom, because she didn't agree with you politically, well, maybe you shouldn't tell people that. You know, they might think you don't have an open mind.

    I'm afraid that my signature won't match the mood of my comment.

    by heybuddy on Sun May 12, 2013 at 06:40:07 AM PDT

    •  my parents and I disagreed vehemently on (2+ / 0-)
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      politics.  But loved each other all the same, very deeply, even if we didn't understand each other at times.

      Now, American in Bangkok :)

      by American in Kathmandu on Sun May 12, 2013 at 08:35:55 AM PDT

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    •  Your mind (7+ / 0-)

      may be "open," but your lack of empathy is unbecoming.

      Since you're new here, some unsolicited advice backatcha: It's poor form to piss in others' "vent diaries." if you didn't have a crappy mother, thank your deity of choice, buy her flowers, and enjoy Mother's Day with her. There is no need to make snide judgments toward those who weren't so fortunate.

      Some of us are hurting today. We don't owe you or anyone an explanation, we just want a little support. There are dozens of fine diaries on DKos right now. Please go find one you like and leave us alone.

       I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.     -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by SteelerGrrl on Sun May 12, 2013 at 10:42:46 AM PDT

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    •  My best friend's mother was very abusive to her (4+ / 0-)

      physically, mentally , and emotional her entire life.

      Then her mother, to spite her daughter, committed suicide and in notes and letters blamed her daughter. But actually she told her best friend that she committed suicide because she was gradually going blind but she wanted her daughter to live a life of hell thinking she was responsible for her mother's suicide. Fortunately my best friend was in therapy for years as she went to the hospital after getting the call and her mother was on life support, she told her mother she still loved her but she would not responsible for this action.

      We believe her mother was mentallly ill but that does not negate that her mother was extremely abusive to her, I witnesses just some of that in person.

      But fortunately my best friend married a kind, loving, loyal good man and they have a wonderful daughter and they are close as mother and daughter. She went through therapy to NOT be her mother.

      But it would be  lie, my best friend tells me, to pretend that my mother was a good and decent mother and to pretend that she did not put me through years of torment.

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      by wishingwell on Sun May 12, 2013 at 11:45:38 AM PDT

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