Any advice is greatly appreciated! My mom and I have had a really difficult relationship recently. She’s often verbally abusive to me but I feel like I owe her a visit when I'm home for the holidays. Do I?
No, you do not owe her a visit. If you want to see her, make sure it’s in a public place (meet her for ice cream or something that doesn’t take too much time) and take someone else with you, in this way she will hopefully be on her best behavior. Have it pre planned that if she says one abusive thing you will say goodbye and leave. If she asks why you are not spending more time with her tell her the truth, that you are no longer spending time with anyone who is verbally abusive, don’t argue with her about what has happened in the past. You don’t deserve to be treated like that no matter what her problem is.
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