By aurelj1 - 03/08/2016 19:59 - United States - Colleyville
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That sucks. She doesn't have the right to do that, no matter what the situation.
So sad and shallow, maybe your mom should realise that appearances and status have zero value compared to being proud of your kid.
Sorry OP. My mom is the same way only she called the university I got accepted into a community college and told me my boyfriend who got accepted into an elite private college deserved a girl better than me. Parents like to brag and get upset when they hear friends doing it and can't themselves. Not condoning your mom's actions but you should talk to her about it. It's not right at all.
your mom has a sickness called mythomania, it's not your problem though OP, and you don't need to lie to cover her condition! wish you the best OP
mythomania is a irrepressible urge to lie, and actually refuse reality and telling all her surroundings about a alternative lifestyle of her daughter which doesn't exist, her mom obviously has it, gushing a whole evening about a fantasy boyfriend?? common?!
I think I know someone who has that, except she doesn't know when she's lying, she's convinced herself most of her lies are true. This mom knows that she is lying, she wants to make herself look better. She's not delusional, the fact that she threatened to cut off her daughter tells us she's aware.
This doesn't reflect on you, OP. Your mom just seems to feel the need to impress others, and apparently, validates herself through you. Making up those things just speaks to her insecurity, not your accomplishments not being enough. By the way, I went to a state university and graduate school, and my research has been published in high impact biomedical journals, and won national awards. An ivy league education isn't necessary to be successful.