Think about your most recent interaction with your mom: Did she make you feel bad about yourself and then somehow play the victim? Did she pin the blame on you? Was she judgmental and maybe even mean? Did she try to make you feel guilty? We hate to break it to you, but you’re dealing with a toxic mother.
We can’t promise you a Gilmore Girls bond, but you can have a relationship with your mom that doesn’t revolve around drama. Therapist Irina Firstein answered our most pressing questions about toxic parent behavior and offered up her advice to help us work through this complicated relationship dynamic…and keep our sanity in the process.