By WasNotAdopted - United States - San Francisco
Today, my mom told me that if I wanted to commit suicide, I should make it seem like a car accident, and not do it in the house, because she would be too embarrassed if people thought she was a bad parent. FML
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  latenerd  |  11

Agreed that this is disgusting for a parent to say, but talking it over may not help - mom may be beyond help. OP, that sucks. Google "narcissistic mothers" and hang in there, you deserve better.

  ZombieVampirez  |  24

Call a hot line and talk to them or suggest going to family therapy. Maybe take a few days and stay somewhere else until you know how to bring it up to your mom. No parent should say that. I have a friend who committed suicide and his mom found him. It's a horrible thing. I'm sorry OP and I hope you and your mom can get the help you need.

  1dvs_bstd  |  41

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  VeganDarkLight  |  31

If somebody is seriously suicidal it's statements like that of OP's mom which could push them over the edge. And saying they are coward doesn't make it any better either as they most often already think low of themselves. Also, suicidal people have some real problems whereas OP's mom is only thinking of her image. To me her statement is definitely more distasteful than anything that could be on the other side of the medal.

  DoomedGemini  |  37

I understand that there's two sides to every story, but sometimes people really don't do anything to deserve it. When we were watching a movie where someone was swallowing a lot of pills, my brother looked at me and said "take notes". I didn't say anything to him. And I'm not even starting on the 'cowardly' thing because most people with that view have their head too far up their ass to try empathy.

  chosha_fml  |  25

#80 No matter what the context, she is basically saying she cares more about what people think of her as a parent than she does about her child committing suicide. What other side do you imagine there could be to that?

  Invisigirl  |  7

#103, in another comment branch someone mentioned that OP may have been using suicide to manipulate a situation (e.g. if i don't get an ipad for my birthday, I'll kill myself). His mother's response may have been to dismiss ridiculousness.

By  Simply_Infinite  |  12

Well first off that's no way to talk to your child. Secondly, if you are having thoughts like that I suggest you find someone to talk to about it. That definitely is not the solution, no matter what your insensitive mother says. Stay strong OP.

  Aimeejasmine  |  15

Oh shut up you're not in their position telling someone to just talk it out won't help. And neither will disagreeing with someone when they tell you it's not that simple, makes you seem ignorant and close minded.

  VeganVampyre  |  26

What about mother of the see award?

Also, if you're going to go the sarcasm route you'll have to do a much better job of it.
... At least I hope that's what you were attempting, because if you're serious... I can't even think about it.