I have a controlling mother. I know this very well now, but even knowing it, I can't do a damn thing about it.

And I don't know what I did to deserve the way she treats me. I genuinely hate my life right now. I try my very best to keep positive and hopeful that I'll get a job, but when I send out application after application and don't hear squat back, then Mom calls and scolds me for not having a job yet…

I'm currently staying with my aunt and uncle in Pennsylvania (I'm from Alabama), and on a daily basis I have to call Mom to 'check in', which often includes receiving a scolding and a shaming because I'm so inferior for not having a job yet. Imean really, she's got so much control over my life that it's ridiculous. I'm forbidden to talk to my aunt about things that go on back home, I have to get her permission to go anywhere as well as post anything on Facebook…I'm forbidden to have any fun up here, and forbidden to spend the money I earn at my temporary job (which I do those anyway whether she likes it or not)…

I've been ordered to apply to Sam's Club in Georgia and to plan to leave Pennsylvania in about a week when my temp job finishes. She's forbidden me to say up here longer than a week.

I honestly don't know what I can do. I'm 28 with a bachelor's degree, trying my damndest to find a job in my career, and am just being badgered nonstop by my mother about working. I have no voice when it comes to matters like this, I'm not allowed to speak my mind (she immediately tenses up when I say anything, and always lectures and scolds me for an hour after I try to talk to her about anything)

I just don't know. I don't know what I did to deserve a life like this, knowing I'm a burden and a failure.


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