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Anonymousse
November 25, 2023 at 1:56 pm #1126792

You’re not a fun and easy person to talk to. Instead of just insisting you are, could you try to think about what she said?

You choose to do this during a fun family holiday zoom. If I had taken space from a controlling parent and this is how they treated me during a nice holiday meal Zoom…I would take more space from you!

You gave her a hard time about veganism and your side business that you “pay her what you can afford.” What about that is light or fun with a daughter you are trying to connect with? It really sounds like you’re downplaying how the conversation went. You just dismiss everything she says as if she’s a child and her opinion doesn’t matter, yet she is going to stop caring about you at all if you can’t show her any respect. If you don’t respect her fundamentally, as another adult, you will lose her.

You need to actually consider the criticism she has brought up and take it to heart, work to change and prove that to her. You owe her an apology. Probably many.