Why is my mom so obsessed with money matters?
I don't know if this is an obsession or not (would have posted in Obsessions and OCD if I was sure)...:
For as long as I can remember, my mom has always obsessed over money...not actual cash, but money she has spent, mostly on others. Perhaps I nitpick, but this is one of her exceedingly rude and annoying traits. For example:
She cannot remember what day or month my birthday is, but she can remember the exact price she paid for a gift that I would have "died without".
She refused to let me give some teddy bears to the local thrift store (I am not into frilly cutesy stuff, but the toys are still very pretty and in perfect condition) that she had bought for me because she spent far too much money on them. And when I tried to neatly tuck them back in their boxes and put them in the safety of the closet, she took them out and put them in my room and then burned the boxes.
She got angry at me for wanting to give all my clothes that were too big to the thrift store because she spent too much money on them all (even though some of these shirts went low enough to show the skin below my bra! O.o).
I told her last year that I wanted nothing for Christmas and she went and got me stuff I did not want, but I still thanked her. I tucked it all into my empty dresser drawers and she yelled at me, saying how much she spent on each item, and them took everything back out and put it back under the tree.
And then if she sees something she bought for someone else being "abused", she always says "That's nice...I spent $xx for that (insert item)", or something similar.
What is her problem??
Dark Stranger - losing her patience