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DEARSUGAR Needs Your Help: My Mom Likes To Stir The Pot

Dearest DEARSUGAR readers...please chime in and help out poor Angry Annalaise. She seems pretty down and out about her Mother's lack of filter and sensitivity. What's your advice?

Dear Sugar
I have a very close relationship with my Mom, but sometimes she can be a little bit overwhelming to have a conversation with because she never stops talking. I've been upset with her for a couple of reasons for a while now, and so I decided to write her an e-mail about my feelings.

This was a heartfelt letter where I shared some very personal thoughts with her. One of which was about custody of my children. My brother and sister-in-law live a different lifestyle than my husband and I. If something should ever happen to us, we would want our kids to remain in our home with my husband's brother and not be moved to my brother and sister-in-law's home.

Without permission or my knowledge, my Mother then forwarded this e-mail to my brother and sister-in-law to read. They were devastated about our decision and hurt we didn't talk to them about it first. Ever since, I have been trying to make things right with them.

How do I tell my mom what she did was wrong and that she crossed the line? Angry Annalaise

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