Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Western Washington
People can make bad choices if they're stressed out. If she said something like that, she's wrong or didn't mean it. (I know I can say some nasty stuff when I'm angry, upset, or stressed... Usually I don't mean it)
My mother has manic depressive, anxiety, and PTSD, and sometimes she snaps, but she never means it. It gets a lot worse when she doesn't take her medications.
My dad snaps too, but even if he's sorry, sometimes he's too proud to admit it. We're both aspies and have similar attitudes. He's also just really narrow minded, too, and has difficulty thinking outside the box. Fortunately I think I can be more accepting than him.
Getting bad grades sucks. Once I get them, I feel too overwhelmed to start working again. I'm seeing a professional psychologist, and I know talking with her helps me (when I actually focus). I convinced my dad to get counseling too, and he's doing better.
I have had success with doing private appointments for me and my dad separately, and then a combined appointment every so often. We still argue a lot, because I push for animal rights and he just doesn't want/care to know. (Probably because 'out of sight, of of mind' or something.)