Sounds like my mom. My mom is very religious too.
Do you have to tell her? Is it really necessary right now?
You can wait until you are out on you own if you wish and then tell her - it's your call.
My mom does not know, and .. I am fine leaving it that way.
Uhhhhhhhhh, yeah. Hmmm.
Definitely wait until you're legally able to walk out the door any time she starts preaching at you. It sounds kind of like you're training a dog ... and well, I guess it's the same sort of behavioral reinforcement.
Mom starts preaching, Stormi walks out the door. Mom doesn't want Stormi to walk out the door and not answer phone calls for a couple of days, so Mom will stop the sort of behavior that leads to Stormi doing so.
I did something of the sort with my mother, in my early 20's.
I didn't have the exact same situation as you, since i came out of the closet when I was 14 or so. My father was there at the time, to act as a moderating influence. I suspect he may have been an atheist, since he went to seminary to become a Catholic priest, then dropped out after a couple years. I suspect he may have learned too much about the formation of the Bible and studied the book itself too closely.
I don't recall him ever talking about God, so I like to think he was just going through the motions to please my mother and his Irish and Italian (that's some intense Catholicism for you) parents.
After he died, my mother was more emotionally and socially dependent upon me, so i was better able to train her. I don't suppose you'll have anything like that situation, with your father gone, huh?
I feel you on the monopolar thing. I've never heard the term, but my mother is a bipolar type who only hits the low side. Sucks.
The occasional two week manic phase almost makes the low side worth it. I hit both sides of the cycle, but I don't him them as hard as some people. I mostly just feel it in my energy levels, although people seeing it from the outside may see other details. It's hard for me to say.
Which parent did you get it from? I'm in a particularly amusing spot, since I got the bipolar disorder from my mother's side, and i seem to have acquired OCD from my father. It's a ... fun combo.
Ohhhhhhhhhhh. Yeah, my grandfather went into super-asshole mode, when he went manic. I just didn't notice it, at the time, because I was 5 or 10. I didn't really soak up any of the emotional abuse. At least he followed a very slow swing, so he was more predictable. Still hell on my mother and grandmother, though, from what I've heard.
Alcohol can effect things in all sorts of funny ways, yeah. Alcohol and psychotropic drugs combine in violent, expansive ways. It could also effect bipolar disorder, I guess, which is sort of like your brain self-dosing drugs, in some ways.
So, when are you coming out to your mother as a lesbian, then? ^.^
Hmm, maybe you could come out as a lesbian Christian, as sort of a halfway point, then. That might help lessen the blow. Well, Mom, the good news is that I'm straight, but the bad news is ...
Hmm, do you mean some sort of mild fetal-alcohol syndrome which might have scrambled your emotional center a little? I initially thought you meant growing up with two alcoholics raising you, but then that first interpretation popped into my head. Sadly, the thought was triggered by this video:
Yeah, lots of factors can ... err, factor into (anyone got a thesaurus?) what makes our brains work in a particular way. I've got so much going on upstairs, I long ago just came to the conclusion that ... look, it's just the way I am, and if I try to label everything messed up about me, I'll be here all day. ^.^
... although it can be fun, sometimes, if you turn it into a contest with someone else. :-P
Yeah, and here I've got the actual psychological disorder that they all wish they had, because all the cool kids go into depressive funks and hang out at coffee shops. I get depressed, and I just sleep a lot. I just waste it. The emo kids must hate me for squandering my gift.
Hey Stormi my parents are very religious muslims and my I recommend to tell her when you move out and your legally an adult.