Mrs_Sweetpeach (mrs_sweetpeach) wrote,

Time for a reality check

I've been watching Dr. Phil again. Tonight's show involved a three person blended family, a mother, her 17-year-old son, and the mother's current husband. Dr. Phil called his own wife up on stage and asked her what she thought of the mother's behavior. She claims to have never so much as raised her voice to her children, nor called them anything but her precious, wonderful boys. I was incredulous. In my crazy-quilt of a family, shouting was common between me and three of four of my mothers; however I am also aware that dysfunctional is probably the kindest description that can be applied to us. Is my experience the norm, or is Dr. Phil's family? Hence, a poll...

Poll #1121356 Reality Check

Has your mother ever shouted at you in anger?

Heck yes, verbal fights have always been common in my family.
Oh yeah, mostly during my teens and early twenties
No, not that I can recall.
Absolutely not. My mother never said an unkind word nor raised her voice.
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