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This is going to sound off, but it's true: the only way to get your mother not to just use "because I said so" and "as long as you live in my house" is for some of her other techniques to work some times. For you to go along with what she wants just because "that sounds reasonable" or "that makes sense" or "that's ...


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I remember being in my 15s and being in a similar situation about poisoned relationship with my mother. Back then, I lacked the communication tools I now have to handle these problematic situations. First, the desk incident. You plan for things that would require her approval. She refuses, and she refuses giving reasons. The primary reason things escalate ...


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I don't think you can tell your father "please stop spamming me" without hurting his feelings. However, it's probably possible to not hurt those feelings too much if you tell him something like this: Hey Dad, you know, I'm not really interested in all that religious stuff you are sending me, so I don't read them. But I liked this other article ...


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@KNP, as you said your father has retired. So, by reading and sending whatsapp messages, he is trying to engage himself. I would suggest not curbing his enthusiasm. Let him be busy with this. Staying idle is much worse. I face a similar situation with my cousin and a friend. My cousin spams the family group. I have muted the group. I don't ask her to send ...


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