View Single Post
  #10  
Old December 28th, 2014, 07:26 PM
snafu's Avatar
snafu snafu is offline
future crazy cat lady
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mid-west
Posts: 10,257
snafu has a reputation beyond reputesnafu has a reputation beyond reputesnafu has a reputation beyond reputesnafu has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Close to breaking point because of awful mother.

To keep your boundaries don't give in to manipulation/temper tantrums.

As Lucy has said things will get worse before they get better (look up extinction of behavior and extinction outbursts). If you break your own "rules"/cave to manipulation your FOO will have learned that if they keep behavior up long enough, they'll get what they want.

To be perfectly honest, you may "crave" some contact as well - as that's your norm. ((hugs)) feel free to vent here and show your husband how much you appreciate him
Reply With Quote