Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support
My mom has not been fond of the idea of me getting locks. She blatently said so, then started calling me a few derogatory terms. Later she apologized, telling me that she was sorry for saying the things she had and that she still loved me.
This was a week ago.
Today I came into town to see her and we had a pretty okay afternoon. At least until it was about time to go. She started in on my hair again. I was patient and listened to her say her bit about how wrong it was, about how I was going to be looked down on, and how everyone would think I was either a hooker or a junkie and I would never get a job. I then began to respond to her and explain my side. This didn't happen and soon an argument broke out. Me begging her to listen and her telling me to get rid of them or she'd rip 'em out herself.
This all ended with her saying that, "until you got rid of those nasty locks, I don't want to see your nasty face."
My mother is a...unique individual, so I know that this won't last. But still, it really hurts, and is something that gives me second thoughts on what I am doing.
I guess I just feel like I am between a rock and a hard place, and was wondering if anyone else has every had to put up with this kind of insanity and how the hell they lived through it.
updated by @pann: 01/13/15 08:59:30PM