by “Woman child”
For as long as I can remember my mother has been eccentric and explosive when it comes to emotions and dealing with stress. It’s always been this way and I’m so used to it I just deal with it until it passes, usually a day to a week sometimes. She has these periods where she just stays mad and takes it out on everyone, even our pets.
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