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Controlling Mom Freaks Out After Losing Access To Adult Daughter's Constant Location

As a parent, you never stop worrying about your children. They could be at school, at a party, at the doctor's office, across the world, even chilling upstairs in their bedroom, and there will always be a little part of you that wants to make sure that they're okay. Parents are meant to protect their children after all. But at some point, you need to loosen your grip a little bit. You don't have to throw them out the window like a little bird you nursed to health, but you do have to grant them partial freedom at some point to grow on their own.

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    Font - r/AmltheAsshole u/xdhailey · 7h AITA for telling my mom her behavior isn't normal, and borderline controlling?
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    It was Reddit user u/xdhailey who asked people on the 'Am I The A-Hole' page if she was in the wrong for calling out her mom's abnormal and borderline controlling behavior. We have all seen our fair share of overbearing moms, let's see how this one matches up.


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    Font - Hi, for some background information, I am 19 and live on my own. I pay my rent from student loans in my name, I pay for my phone on the phone bill, and they pay for my car that was a "gift"
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    Before diving into the story, 'Hailey' gives some much-needed background information. Age definitely does matter in this situation. It is definitely a different ordeal to take precautions in protecting a 19-year-old daughter vs 29-year-old daughter.


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    Font - So, l've been on my own for almost a year in a half. I don't party, I don't go out much, and I work a 50 hour weeks to support myself. To treat myself to a job promotion, I decided to buy myself a new phone. My old phone was a iPhone, had "find my friends", and my new phone is an android, where tracking isn't as easy. which
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    Font - When I lived with my mom all through high- school, she would track my phone to make sure I was going where I said I was. This was very frustrating because my mom has called me a bunch of names and we have a strained relationship as is. Because of this, I moved out.
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    Organism - When I moved out, I told myself that I would turn off my GPS, but when I did, it caused a fight and she threatened to take away my car and called me a "ungrateful bitch", and then took my stimulus checks from me later down the road.
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    Font - Upon getting my new phone, my stepmother looked at my mother and said "we won't be able to use find my friends anymors", and my mother started freaking out and having a panic attack.
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    Font - She kept trying to get me to change my mind on not getting a new phone, and told me I would understand when I have kids (bonus, I just got told I am infertile and will not be having kids). She also told me i was out of control, and that I was crazy and that I was hiding something. This isn't the case. At all. At this point, I was very frustrated and told her that I am a legal adult, and that it is very overbearing to act like that and that my friends parents don't track their phones.
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    Font - She flipped her shit and called me ungrateful, an asshole, and accused me of doing something I don't want her to know about. Once again. I live on my own. I just don't want to be questioned anymore about what time l'm going to be home, or what time Il'm going to be somewhere. I have found its toxic and gives me anxiety attacks.
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    Font - So reddit, AITA for calling her overbearing? l've been trying to work on independency with my mother lately, but i might have been too rough. 262 64 T, Share
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    Font - bigbuttfucker • 7h Pooperintendant [65] NTA. It's not normal and it's intrusive and overbearing. But be ready to give up your car. G Reply 4 412 3
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    Human body - dvddykvl • 7h Partassipant [2] NTA . She isn't borderline controlling, she IS controlling. Don't let her convince you that's not the case.
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    Font - SpicyDisaster1996 · 7h NTA. If your credit score is 690 that is more than high enough to get your own car and give back the "Gift" If you have enough then just buy a decent used car out right. This will allow you to be 100% on your own. G Reply 4 53 ...
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    Font - NoiseProvesNothing • 7h Colo-rectal Surgeon [31] NTA I have an 18- and a 20-year-old, both live at home and pay no room or board and I've never in all their adolescence tracked their phones or wanted to. You are 19, living on your own and supporting yourself. Your mother has no right to even know what you're doing all the time, much less track you. I think if all you did was call her overbearing, in no way were you over the top. She's beyond belief and it seems your stepmother might be to

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    Rectangle - Alinaoana • 6h Asshole Aficionado [13] NTA. Give up the car, she'll be holding it against you forever. That's her power, just take it away G Reply 4 24 3 ...
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    Rectangle - Additional-Sport-836 · 6h Partassipant [1] NTA, tell her you don't have to hide anything from her, cause its none of her business. The sick manipulation with her "panic attack", over not having control over you, grosses me out. Reply 4 21 3 ...
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