Repressed

By Anonymous - 21/04/2023 22:00

Today, my mother-in-law keeps making fun of how I've "never seen any cool movies." I grew up in severe social isolation/constant physical abuse, and have memory loss from age 13 and below as a result. I've seen them, I just can't remember them, but she refuses to believe it, so I'll never hear the end of it. FML
I agree, your life sucks 1 022
You deserved it 91

Same thing different taste

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your partner should be stepping up and handling their mother. it's fair to set a boundary that if she brings it up she will be kicked from your house/you will leave hers, and stick to it

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Assuming these older movies that are a part of our shared culture heritage do not trigger your memories of past hurt, I would suggest watching a few of them. Practically ever movie is available as a video disk or from a streaming service - Amazon Prime has a lot of the older movies. Try one, if it doesn’t trouble you then it’s a way to catch up with our shared culture… Bear in mind that people of different regions, culture, and periods will have different cultural icons. I grew up with the Disney classics and taking my children to Disney movies and these are part of my cultural heritage. My wife didn’t see any Disney movies, to the best of my knowledge, but her parents took her to “Fiddler on the Roof” on broadway and that’s part of her cultural heritage.

Sorry for your trauma but it does mean you get to experience all those cool movies for the first time. Perhaps you could even watch them with your MIL as a bonding experience.

your partner should be stepping up and handling their mother. it's fair to set a boundary that if she brings it up she will be kicked from your house/you will leave hers, and stick to it

n3rdn3ss 8

She'll eventually reach the age where she can't remember movies/shows she has seen, that's when you can get that sweet, sweet revenge.

reetuuw 3

Sounds like me! Except I actually wasn’t allowed to watch ”cool” movies like starwars, star trek, titanic and indiana jones because in my moms opinion I was at a three year olds level mentally.

TampaLex 3

let. it. go. your upset about something that doesn’t matter. protect your happiness, and let the little things roll off. your awesome p