I've talked about how my mother gets frustrated with moods and then gets angry because I'm "being negative" or "focus on the bad stuff", etc. As I said in my last post the last few days have been stressful on top of the mood issues. I stupidly went to her house to drop off some stuff today and found myself talking about my day. I was struggling and needing to talk a lot. All I wanted was reassurance, not "that won't get you in trouble will it" or whatever. All I want right now is someone to tell me things are going to be ok. Dr. Mind knows this and is doing it, and Dr. Brain kind of did too in her brief email, but it's still hard. So anyway, this resulted in her interrupting me and saying "ok, we talked about that, now let's talk about something happier." I walked off, teary-eyed and she asked if I was mad. I told her she would not treat other people like that, that she wouldn't say that to her sister or a friend so why was it ok to say it to me? Why am I not allowed to need to talk as much as I need to, especially when I keep telling her I'm struggling?
Would you say that to your children, bipolar or not?