By heart - 20/5/2021 01:59

Drama alert!

Today, I complained to my parents about chest pains. My mom said, "For fuck’s sake, it’s our day off. Can we just have ONE day without your drama?" Turns out, I was actually having a heart attack. She still won’t apologize, and is in fact mad at me for having a heart attack on her day off. FML
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By  Chazzster  |  21

Mom sounds like a terrible parent and a selfish jerk. There is no way around that.

Are you able to take care of yourself and ultimately live independently? People have heart attacks and survive and they also have episodes that seem like a heart attack but are something else. A heart attack is very, very serious but it’s not usually ultimately disabling - You should still be able to have a normal life, though with some trade offs.

Finally are you prone to emotional outbursts and other “needy” or self centered behavior? Ask yourself that and be honest with yourself. If you have a history of such behavior it could explain Mom’s initial reaction. If that’s the case you need to do some emotional growing up to make things work better at home (I am assuming you live with Mom).

You have very little leverage to change anyone’s attitude or behavior except your own. Not all parents are great parents - Sometimes even otherwise “good parents” have serious lapses in judgement. If you live at home and you need to continue to do so, then you need to figure out how make that arrangement work better - Especially if you are undergoing a health crisis of some kind.

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By  Chazzster  |  21

Mom sounds like a terrible parent and a selfish jerk. There is no way around that.

Are you able to take care of yourself and ultimately live independently? People have heart attacks and survive and they also have episodes that seem like a heart attack but are something else. A heart attack is very, very serious but it’s not usually ultimately disabling - You should still be able to have a normal life, though with some trade offs.

Finally are you prone to emotional outbursts and other “needy” or self centered behavior? Ask yourself that and be honest with yourself. If you have a history of such behavior it could explain Mom’s initial reaction. If that’s the case you need to do some emotional growing up to make things work better at home (I am assuming you live with Mom).

You have very little leverage to change anyone’s attitude or behavior except your own. Not all parents are great parents - Sometimes even otherwise “good parents” have serious lapses in judgement. If you live at home and you need to continue to do so, then you need to figure out how make that arrangement work better - Especially if you are undergoing a health crisis of some kind.