Today, my mother said that my puppy takes more time to take care of than the time I spend helping her. I almost gagged. Every waking moment, I spend taking care of her ... all the housework ... all the cooking ... all the errands ... all while teaching full time.
I woke up this morning, got my mother's paper, made her coffee ... sat down to watch the news and my mother started petting my puppy. She said, "You dog is lovable, but you're not lovable." .... SIGH .... all I did was wake up.
Even if my mother didn't realize what she was saying (but I'm pretty sure she did), it is a big blow to hear from your own mother that you are not lovable ... it hurts really bad.
Not really sure how to survive this kind of verbal abuse ( I've gotten this all my life, it's not knew)