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My sister thinks another woman is her mother...

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  • Posted By: aabramovs
  • February 4, 2009
  • 07:49 PM

My sister doesn't want our mother to be her mother figure anymore. So she started to use a coworker as a 'mother figure.' This was fine at first, but she now believes that this woman is actually her mother. She believes it with her whole heart and I think there's something wrong in her head. Honestly, something isn't right. What type of disorder would this relate to?

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  • If I wanted a new mother, I sure wouldn't be looking for one at work!!! People turn on people and there would be too much info. Your sister needs help, but not at work. Suggest counseling to work on what the real problem it.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • February 5, 2009
    • 00:26 AM
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  • Now, before I say anything please understand I am old enough to not NEED my mother's approval. But still, when your own mother does not give you approval it really hurts. You would think the natural thing would be for a mother to be a cheerleader for her daughter. My mom just is not like that. She never has been. But I would like her to be. I have worked hard to lose 20 lbs so far. It really shows on me. You cant take 20 lbs off a 5 foot tall woman and have it NOT show. Yet my mother has not said a thing. I finally prompted her "did you notice? I have lost some weight?" She was very cool on the topic only saying "oh, I thought maybe you had lost a little". This was back at the 15lbs mark. But the loss was still a lot more obvious than "a little". I know she probably thinks that if she mentions it I will be insulted that she noticed I was fat. Back when we had that conversation the only other thing she said to me was "what will make a real difference is if you get some exercise". Yes, I can tell you WAS insulted then. Only because the comment seemed to imply I was "doing it wrong" even though she had not asked what I am doing. I know it is rather silly for a 40+ year old woman to get emotional over her mother. But why cant family just cheer you on? "wow you look great" "good job" "I am really proud of you" "your efforts are really paying off" lingerie bookmark
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