Two things I was taught…my mom said “the way you treat your mother is how you’ll treat your girlfriend”…I realized I’m somewhat irritable towards my mom ever since she told me I was irritable and irritability was a symptom of schizoaffective.
Another thing I was taught “if a parent is high strung, the children will be high strung”. My dad is very irritable and high strung and it may have rubbed off on me.
So this combo, I will try to be nicer to my mom. She’s the nicest woman I’ve ever met. She’s a little ditzy which sometimes frustrates me and makes me irritable, but she is a smart, progressive woman, and deserves my respect. Maybe this respect I give her will rub off on the rest of my life.
I just have issues with my dad, he does a lot of things that frustrate me I’m not sure if I’ll ever find true peace with him. I feel he’s rude to my mom and only thinks about himself. Well I’ll work on that relationship too.