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Do you think I'm over sensitive?

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WestieMamma Sun 13-Oct-13 11:59:05

That's what my mum keeps telling me. Every time I get upset by the behaviour of my family, it's because I'm over sensitive. I don't think I am. I think they're insensitive and constantly do/say really hurtful things without giving a hoot about the damage they cause.

Latest example of me being over sensitive:

I'm avoiding talking to my mum at the moment because she really upset me and I just don't feel like I can. I have a 5 month old baby and am still in a lot of pain with pgp. The constant pain and lack of sleep have left me feeling really low. Also I live abroad so have no support other than my husband and daughter. I was feeling so bad that I rang my mum to talk. Big mistake. She could tell straight away that I wasn't well. She spoke briefly to me but then her neighbour turned up so cut our conversation short so she could make her a cup of tea and have a chat. Her daughter is in a bad place but making a cuppa for the neighbour was her priority.

Worst example of me being over sensitive:

They organised a surprise party for my dad's 70th ... and forgot to even mention it to me. I found out about it by accident 2 days before. I was so upset that I didn't go. Nobody said sorry, they were more angry with me for spoiling the party by not showing up. Several years on they still make sarky comments about me not going and if I'm upset it's because I'm over sensitive.

Do you think I am?

WestieMamma Sun 13-Oct-13 18:45:16

Hard as nails with a veneer of everyone's best friend is about right. They certainly don't believe in autism that's for sure.

I remember when I was about 13. I was hanging around in the playground next to our house with my siblings and some friends when I fell off the top of the climbing frame and landed flat on my back. I screamed and screamed and screamed. It was complete agony. Another parent who was there ran over and tried to calm and kept telling me to stay still and not to move. He sent my brother home to get my mum to ring an ambulance (pre mobile phones) and to fetch her. She came straight out, grabbed hold of me and dragged me up, telling me to give over and stop making such a fuss, then frog marched me home.

I didn't get any medical intervention until I was 19 and had left home. I was told that the original injury had healed but I had developed other problems where I'd had to compensate for the untreated injury. I've had quite serious back problems ever since, so much so that I can no longer walk without a walking frame and am in pain every day.

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