A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers

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justahug002

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A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« on: April 28, 2018, 11:21:02 AM »
It's almost that time again. There never ever seem to be a card that fit this joyous occasion. I always end up sending the most generic one with minimum text. (If I even send one) Every card makes me feel like it would be betraying my inner child if I sent it.

What if we could design a line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers?

Mine would say:
"Thanks Mom, for teaching me only to notice what was wrong with me"
Or:
"Thanks Mom, for teaching me that friendships are always loaded with drama, jealousy, and envy."

(As seen in Pete Walkers' Complex PTSD, From Surviving To Thriving)

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Thru the Rain

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 12:16:40 PM »
How about "It's Mother's Day" and leave it at that. No "happy" and no "love".

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looloo

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 12:20:51 PM »
Lol, how about...

“Just as I will never be enough....neither will this card, or gift, or brunch, or or or...”

 :tongue2: ;D
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”  Oscar Wilde.

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JustKathy

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 12:45:50 PM »
"Thanks Mom. Without your guidance I never would have realized just how ugly, stupid, and worthless I am."

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LightOrb

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2018, 12:56:40 PM »
"Thank you, Mother, for without you I would have never understood that nobody can love me and all men will hurt me. Thank you for teaching me that love is excruciating pain".

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Dukkha

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2018, 01:30:15 PM »
Mother.  This day is all about you, just like every day.

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2018, 02:18:24 PM »
There needs to be a real  :like: button for all of these!

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StayWithMe

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2018, 02:27:33 PM »
"Thanks Mom. Without your guidance I never would have realized just how ugly, stupid, and worthless I am."

I'm seriusly considering this one.

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Medowynd

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2018, 03:07:29 PM »
My nmother is gone now.  But I remember, the agonizing search for a mother's day and birthday card every year.  I felt like I was betraying myself every time I gave her a card.  I felt that I was giving her a lie, because none of it was true.

Compared to my sisters, my card was as bland as possible.  They gave her over the top, love you mom cards.  She would pass them around and crow about them.  My card was passed around, but how could it compare to the love fest cards.  There was a faint thank you when she opened it, unlike the gushing over the other cards.

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2018, 05:09:41 PM »
It was always a challenge to buy a Father's day or birthday card, without flowery words, for narc father.  Basically, those cards were for DADS & not for "YOU DON"T MATTER TO ME" fathers, like mine. A few times I gave up & went with the blank cards that had a random pics on the front (a sailboat!), but said nothing after you opened them.  It was the perfect statement of my feelings towards my father on his special day: nothing!    :rofl:

It's not like he ever noticed anything amiss!  Once when I was younger, I gave him a card w/cash inside.  He opened the card, took the money, & never read what I wrote down.  My mom noticed & said to him: "Aren't you going to read it?!"  He just looked at her blankly like: "why would I do that?"  Ever since then, I just give him cards with few words or blanks and my signature.  That's about all the "FEELINGS" I can muster.

If I were to say something, it would be this:
"My therapist thinks of you with such fondness, as he buys his seventh Porsche. Couldn't afford it w/out you!"  :evil2:   
« Last Edit: April 28, 2018, 05:29:14 PM by WaitingForTheSun »

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Psuedonym

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2018, 05:32:19 PM »
Dukkha, you need to submit that one to Hallmark. Amazing!

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2018, 06:39:48 PM »
“Thank you Mom, for the gifts you gave me - chaos, anxiety, and paranoia.  They will stay with me forever.”

 :stars:

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2018, 05:30:39 AM »
Ha, I am loving these. In a sardonic kinda way. I hate shopping for Mother's Day cards.

"Happy Mother's Day. I haven't attached a gift to this card because I wanted to save you the trouble of finding something negative to say about it."

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2018, 05:46:27 AM »
Gosh, that is so funny! Keep going guys...
I can't hate my way into loving myself.

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2018, 06:11:07 PM »
Thank you Mother,

I realize you've had an awful lot to put up with in life, including a deeply in adequate daughter like me...

Sorry that your husband, in-laws, parents, children and employers have all ruined your life...

I realize that if it hadn't been for all of us you would be living the life you deserve!!!

Life is sometimes very unfair...


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Jade63

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2018, 06:51:48 PM »
"I hope you have the Mother's Day you deserve!"

~J

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2018, 06:55:22 PM »
Happy Mother's Day
Please utilize the empty space below to fill in the Mother's Day greeting of your choice, in my name, so you can decide and rewrite how I feel about you, just as you've done to my brother and I our entire lives. Hey, as long as there's a card, you are an amazing mother, right mom?

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2018, 08:29:15 PM »
Mother.  This day is all about you, just like every day.

This would be perfect for my PDmil.   >:(
NPD F (overt) NC
DPD MIL (covert) VLC
FALLEN GC SIB
GC#2 SIB (covert) LC headed to NC

No PD is going to tell me what to do.

People who don't bring joy, let them go.

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2018, 09:21:06 PM »
Mother.  This day is all about you, just like every day.

This could not be MORE perfect! hahahahaha!

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Re: A line of Mother Day Cards for Dysfunctional Mothers
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2018, 09:26:05 PM »
Thank you Mother for showing me that I  don't deserve anything "good" in life.

Thank you Mother for showing me that Misery REALLY does love company.