Well, first of all I do love my mom, she's my mom after all and I can't help but love her. However, at times she is so unreasonably shallow that it shocks me. I know everyone can be shallow to some extent, including myself, but sometimes my mom's shallowness just doesn't make much sense to me.
For example sometime in december I met this really, really great guy. He's the kind of guy any parent would want their daughter to date. I mean he's really sweet, considerate, respectful, polite, responsible, etc. And on top of that he's of the same background as me and is my cousin's best friend, so he is pretty close to my family over there. Well my mom, who is an ESFP, doesn't approve of him because of his height. First of all I myself am pretty short, like below 5'2", so most people are taller than me. My guy isn't unusually short, I mean he is still taller than me and grrr it's just soo frustrating. I know his height is the only thing that bothers her because when I try to discuss it with her, all she ever has to say deals with his lack of height. You would think that all his great qualities would outweigh something so trivial, but noo not in her world. She approved of my ex who most conservative parents would not approve of just because he was really tall. Ridiculous.
I just feel that in general my mom doesn't understand where I'm coming from. I'm a freshman in college and a month ago I was working at this one place that had me working practically everyday, which made my grades suffer. And well one day last month I had this breakdown at work because things became so stressful and chaotic that I could not help but sit in the bathroom and cry for 20 min. That job was truly traumatizing. Thankfully I got out of there soon after that incident. However my mom became really upset with me for quitting despite the fact that it was not good for my well being and my grades were slipping. It took her several weeks to accept my decision and even now she occasionally makes bitter comments about it. I just don't understand how she doesn't see where I'm coming from. Anyone else with a parent(s) like this? Any advise. Oh and sorry about the rant, I do that sometimes :)