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This is a question The passive-aggressive guilt trip

My mother is an expert in the guilt-trip. Last week she phoned to say "Happy Birthday" and, after a 10 minute conversation, finished with, "Well, I hope you have a nicer time than I did on the day you were born."

She also stated that she was going to kill herself when she reached 65. On Christmas Day morning. Having rung up to see if there was anything she could bring for lunch.

I think it's just a mother thing, but how good are your relatives and friends at the passive-aggessive?

(, Thu 13 Oct 2005, 9:52)
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share the pain, share the pain...
My parents are both the elite masters of the Guilt Trip. We were at a resteraunt, and during breakfast, I wanted to order a meal that cost ONE DOLLAR less than my mother's, which was 6. I wasn't sure if I should get it, in case it was too expensive due to my mom's cheapskatery, and the dialog went thisaway-
Mom: Oh, it's fine, you can get it... *sigh*
Me: No, it's no problem, I can get something else if you want...
Mom: It's okay, you can get it... *mutters* if you want to spend your entire college fund.
Me: Come on, it's FINE! I can just get- the fried egg!
She then starts crying.

I ate my strawberry pancakes in a fine sauce of guilt.
(, Sun 16 Oct 2005, 14:49, Reply)

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