Advice columnistDear Carolyn: My mother has been in a verbally and emotionally abusive marriage for more than 20 years. She calls me several times a week (I live out of town) to complain about how awfully her husband has been treating her. The first thing she tells new people about herself is that she is in a very unhappy marriage and her husband is a jerk. Or, screen everything and call her on a set schedule at set times when you’re at your strongest. So when she starts up again: “What do you plan to do about that?”She, presumably: some version of “nothing.”You: “I can’t help you, but a therapist can.
Source: Washington Post January 22, 2020 04:52 UTC