I love my mother dearly, but for some reason, I get so annoyed at her for the least thing. Whether we are speaking on the phone or I go around to see her, I catch myself feeling antagonised by her every comments. She does not say anything particularly different from the usual way that she has always been with me. What’s going on? It wasn’t always like this.
“Possessive” – of my partner? No, that is not a word that fits our relationship; or at least it didn’t use to. “Controlling”? How dear you suggest that of me – of all people. Yet, the relationship has shifted since she went back to work and is no longer at home when I get back. Don’t like it, but I did agree to it and so what is the problem?
Do these scenarios ring a bell for you?