(Closed) My family likes to "embarrass" me?

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@yayaya:  That sucks. My family is kind of the same way, down to the dysfunctional dynamics. It is sad to say, but I love FI’s family more than my own sometimes. My family is generally socially awkward, rude, and sarcastic.

And if it’s the holidays, there won’t be any mention of how well I’m doing at work, or the fact that I always got straight A’s in school (while all of my brothers were failing). No no, all they’ll mention is how I was boy crazy in high school, and once got in big trouble in college. Forget about the fact that I was the only one to GO to college.

Maybe they want to call you out and embarrass you in front of others, because it’s their way of coping with their own faults and dysfunction?

Read “Toxic Parents”. I did, and I don’t take their insults personally anymore.

Post # 4
7490 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yeah.  My family always likes to tell embarrassing stories about me.  Like the time I threw up at my 9th birthday party.  Not sure what to tell you since i haven’t got it figured out myself yet.  Good luck!

Post # 5
1069 posts
Bumble bee

Ugh, I know how you feel. My mom loves to talk about how much I “screwed up” when I was younger… I moved out at 19, bought a condo, worked my way through school and now I own a nice home, a nice car, have awesome dogs, a great job, a man who loves me, I travel, etc. I’m doing great and still, she always goes back to how I was back then when I would skip school and drink and do all of the things that 17 year olds do.

I agree with reading “Toxic Parents”, I did and it helped a lot with how I feel towards my mom. Also, just remember that even though they are your family that you are not them and they are not a direct reflection of you, you are your own person!

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