Some folks are plagued by their childhood trauma for the rest of their lives, while others seek a different approach to the healing process: Revenge. One man on Reddit did what we all wish we had the strength to do and faced his childhood demons head on; in his case, that meant having a long, dragged out conversation with his narcissistic mother.
As a grown man, OP was determined to try and keep his relationship with his mom on good terms, however, she made it increasingly difficult by continuing her classic behavior of gaslighting him at every opportunity. With an already strained past, the man did his best to maintain contact between his family (his wife and small child included) and his aging, belittling mother, until he finally snapped. Technically, all he really did was pull an uno reverse card on her using her own words against her.
After she repeatedly tried to insert herself into his child’s life. OP and his wife begged her not to buy him any more toys as they didn’t have room for them, so when she did so anyways, they gave away the toys to their friends. Angry with their ‘ungratefulness’ the mom went off and trash talked them to the rest of the family and that’s when OP lost it. Scroll for the full story on how OP got his revenge on his gaslighting mom and how he inspires us all to cut toxic family members out of our lives as soon as possible.
For more toxic family drama, check out this story about how a husband attempts to teach his wife a lesson by forcing her to sit next to a crying baby on a long flight. Ouch.