A quarrel over love or friendship, a family heartbreak or a professional shouting match marked their lives… Michelle, 31, recounts her complex relationship with her mother.
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“I always felt like my mom made me the adult in our relationship. As a child, I witnessed the violence my father inflicted on him and my older sister. One day when I was 9 years old, I came home from school to find Mom packing her things. She said to me: “Either you stay with your father or you come with me. I leave." I followed her, unlike my sister, Céline.
Once both of us began to strain our relationship. However, I helped and supported her in all her steps: I went to testify at the gendarmerie, I wrote letters to the judge… She wanted to start a new life as a woman, which I understood very well after fifteen years of marriage. unfortunate. She's a pretty woman, she has rediscovered the pleasure of pleasing men. But sometimes I felt abandoned. Some evenings, when I was 12 or 13, I would come home from college and find a note on the kitchen table: “Hi sweetie, I'm coming home Sunday evening or Monday. Here are some money for groceries.” Well, I didn't die, but I felt alone.
"She's 40, I'm 15, she sends me to hell"
Another time, while my mother was having an affair with a married man, this gentleman's wife came to our house. She remained glued to the doorbell. My mother told me she didn't dare open it. I told him: "If you don't get down, I'm going." She replied: “Ah yes, if you could go…” She's 40, I'm 15, she sends me to hell. I calmed the lady down, asked her to go home to talk to her husband, and she left.
One day, I told my mother that sometimes I had the impression that she was the kid. She replied that it was she who did the shopping, she who took care of me. I replied: "You're confusing, that's not what I'm talking about." But she didn't understand.
Arguments, running away and scarifications
When I was 16, I felt the repercussions of everything I had experienced as a child. I was not well. I was lucky to be surrounded by loyal friends and a very good doctor, who gave me a boost. I ended up on antidepressants. I spent my time in my room listening to tearful music, and there were constant crises with my mother, who didn't understand me at all. I have come to scarify myself. Big fights broke out, I even ran away from home several times, sometimes in the middle of the night. I was so bad at home that I couldn't help it.
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