Ask an expert
Question

11 Jul 2005

Am i cuckoo now??
CS = Remember my cuckoo mom??

Well she disappeared for 10 hours on Saturday. Left her specs at home, cell phones (both) and earrings (she never leaves home without it!!!)!!

When i phoned a buddy of hers, the friend told me my mom had told her she wanted to kill herself on Saturday...so i'm thinking here we go again.....

I ball my eyes out, phoning everyone to find out if they've seen her....and she strolls through the door at about 11pm laughing at me cause she thinks i'm silly!! She says her friend must have been drunk because they had no such conversation!!

So she's laughing, etc. as i think she's a bit optimistic about the future, money problems might improve a bit, etc.

Do you think her change could be for real?? How can i stop myself from overeacting like i did on saturday? As soon as i let my guard down, she pulls the 'I'm gonna kill myself today' stunt.......

I hate being on this rollercoaster with her.....
Answer 384 views
Expert
CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Dear KC, it's really no more possible for me to tell what's going on in your mom's cuckoo mind than it is for you. The change might be real, and might not. it's not fair, though, for her to pull stunts and leave you on tenterhooks. WOuld a chat to her friend ( when the friend is sober ) help to understand things better ?
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
32% - 9476 votes
No
68% - 20323 votes
Vote