broken records

by rantywoman

After a few initial blow-ups, my mother and I were able to get along, but I did have to put up an internal wall because she is stuck in lamenting her (current) single state as well as mine and in discussing strategies for developing new romances, whereas I just don’t feel particularly interested in those topics anymore.

Bravo for this:

I have an idea that all change, good or bad, starts when a pattern is broken. And it doesn’t have to be a big change, to make big change happen. For me, the biggest change I’ve made, and which is changing everything in my life, is that I gave up the idea that there’s something wrong with me.