WWMUD: My mom overshares about my dad
Plus how to respond to vague requests, and managing guilt over not "doing it all"
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Dear MU: My parents have been separated for a year, but been doing the “will we/won’t we” dance with getting back together. Today, my dad told my mom he’s going on a date. My mom keeps calling me “just to talk,” but I can’t be her emotional dumping ground when it comes to their relationship. How can I say this without sending her into a spiral? —TMI
You want her to have the opportunity to receive support, while at the same time, being clear that person cannot be you. Here’s your Green boundary script:
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