Daughter is wanting to be a victim and have a pity party today. I sought to reassure her and give her a better perspective, and she didn't like that. So, she made sure to push my buttons and assure that I wouldn't want to help her feel better. She has informed me that I am a selfish, terrible mother who never considers her needs and has moved her around entirely too much. I have no right to make her move with me, as she is perfectly capable of staying here and making it on her own. I'm ruining her life and holding her back.
The crazy thing is I feel the need to defend myself. For the record, one year after she moved in with me I bought a house and moved out of my apartment in Inner City. That was 19 years ago. Fourteen years ago, I moved her here to Tiny Village. We've lived in the same house all that time.
We were to work on the garage today, and I promised her that if we finished it, I'd take her out for ice cream for supper. She refuses to apologize for the things she said. There are times when I find it very hard not to react to her irrational behavior. Today is one of those days.