Thanks. I think it’s just often…there’s no thing I can point to and say, there, that’s the line. Or rather, many of the things I can point to seem trivial, but I almost have a sense that they’re not.
Like, she’s always disliked my clothes. They’re not immodest, she just thinks my wardrobe is boring/unflattering/weird. I said once, as a preteen, that I wore an outfit that I knew she didn’t like because I was upset with her.
And then, maybe 3 or 4 years ago, she asks me, “Isn’t it time you stopped rebelling against me by wearing all these weird clothes? Aren’t you too old for this?” I just stared at her. I didn’t know what to say. Still don’t, honestly, other than maybe “Where on earth did you get that idea?” It seems faintly ridiculous more than anything.