@BookWoman56 , you just took me alllll the way back to my college years, because my former BFF was this exact student. She came from a wealthy family and her mom was a super controlling witch of a woman, but somehow she allowed her daughter to stay in the dorms of our local college we both attended together without too much issue. God forbid when she was staying at home and I dared hang out with her for a night on the town; mom would be blowing our phones up by 10pm demanding she get back home.
It’s when she finally turned 21 and met a man online(and she’d never had *any* prior boyfriend/lover) when all Hell broke loose, and she dropped out of college, ran off and married him and got pregnant. Years later and she’s now a divorced mother of two with no education or real job, and who had to eventually move back to the house where she grew up to care for that horrible woman.
So I can fully agree that super-controlling mothers do NOT help their children smoothly adjust into adulthood. It’s a shame that so many women still make that parenting mistake though.
Arghhh, yes!!! It’s definitely become the new “like”, but the worst is when you hear someone who uses them BOTH of these words peppered throughout their conversations, “like, you know”. As in “like, you know, I think he’s a great guy and all, but...” or “like, you know what I’m saying?” Nope. Shut up.