I have read that it is helpful to say that "this is the disease" when my mom is not being so nice, but she is just an exaggeration of her former self, and the comments still hurt. I find myself angry again, and I thought I had gotten past that point. Albeit, I am in between antidepressants and I'm hopeful that this next one is going to kick in nicely. It has always been expected of me to be intelligent and do a good job at things, and I used to get angry that she is turning into something that seems like a "stupid" person, because she would never have accepted that from me. She is a very intelligent, and capable, and accomplished woman, and I would like very much to be able to see more of that when I hear her talking. I realize that this is kind of a jumbled message, and I know I can do better, but sometimes I just want to get something out, rather than waiting until it's perfect and having it be six months later. I guess, in a nutshell, can you get angry again and then come back out and be nice again when you thought you had gotten through those phases already? Thank you in advance!