My mom belittles me and makes fun of my anxiety? How can I have more peace?

Anonymous
I live at home with her and my father still, so I know she kinda has the right to belittle me, but hear me out, please.

I do a lot of things, I am hard working, I am a student and get good grades, but she very rarely acknowledges it. Instead, she makes fun of my anxiety issues and belittles me with them. When I tell her that hurts when she says things about my anxiety issues, she starts acting like that's disrespectful for me to tell her that, and then she'll start bringing up the things I did in the past, and all my mistakes back then.

I only handle so much of hurtful words, and eventually, I snap. I have realized a lot of my anxiety gets worse because of the things she says about them and me. She seems to try to make me feel lazy and helpless. I know I am not lazy and helpless. My friends and other family and myself can see that I am hard working and independent.

My father on the other hand, is an awesome support to and for me, he understands, (because she treats him that way too sometimes). She thinks we're ganging up on her, when he comes talks to me in my room after my mother said hurtful things to me, when he's only trying to be an encouragement to me.

I noticed the more independent and good things I am doing, and the more friends I make, the more she belittles me. It's getting ridiculous. I try to keep peace, but the only way I can is if I just smile and laugh when she belittles my anxiety /depression issues.

I am planning on getting my own place soon, so that will lessen our interactions, but in the mean time, and my relationship further with her, how can I have more peace? Any ideas/tips? I'm sure many of you have dealt with this too, and was wondering how you did?
My mom belittles me and makes fun of my anxiety? How can I have more peace?
My mom belittles me and makes fun of my anxiety? How can I have more peace?
24
4
Add Opinion