How to Deal With an Overbearing Mother

It can drive you absolutely crazy to deal with an overbearing mother. Here are 10 steps to help you:

Does your mother try to tell you how to live your life? Or scrutinize every decision you make? Not to worry, you can still enjoy her endearing traits if you learn how to manage the less desirable ones.

  1. Step 1

    Realize there are reasons why your mother is overbearing and that you won’t ever be able to change her. The operative word in this article is “deal.”

  2. Step 2

    Work on establishing boundaries immediately. Decide which aspects of your life you won’t share with your mother, then remind her when she invades them.

  3. Step 3

    Learn this phrase and repeat it often; “I love you, but I don’t want to discuss that with you.” Then change the subject when your mother begins to meddle.

  4. Step 4

    Consider writing your mother a letter, detailing how you would like your relationship to evolve (and which aspects can go extinct like the dinosaurs).

  5. Step 5
    Thank your mother for her suggestions on how to live your life, then move on to more stimulating conversation.

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