I have a narcissist mother who feels the need to control everything I say, do and decisions that I as a parent make in life.
My child suffers from a brain injury and the first thing she tells me is that she is going to move me into her house and help me raise my "child with special needs" because she feels like I can't do it on my own.
Then whenever I don't do what she wants, she threatens to take my child away from me or likes to hang stuff over my head saying 'I helped you out! You'd be out on the streets if it weren't for me' and whenever I talk about moving out and wanting my independence, she claims that I wont be moving out for a long time and saving money is pointless because I need to help her with bills around the house and that keeps reiterating that I won't be moving out any time soon.
She also likes to tell me what taste to have in men, that they are never good enough for me and that if I don't pick a man that she likes or approves of she will have custody of my baby and will raise him herself.
I want to move out so bad but I can't in fear of disappointing her. Everyone tells me I am an adult and can do what I want but with a controlling mother it is hard to do so.
I have caught her a few times going through my mail and reading what I received in the mail. After confronting her about it she says 'I just wanted to see what it was'.
I also feel like I have to hide when I buy things because she likes to question where I went and what I bought. I've had to throw bags away and hide things in my purse to avoid confrontation.