Sometimes my mom’s statements leave me speechless. An example is when my father said “In the future...” and my mom blurted in “what future.” She sometimes shows no control, nor is there any comfort in her tone. It’s the original trauma I had with her revisited. This tone was crippling way back when, and it is relived when she talks like this. Normally a feeling of protection should come from a mom. This is the opposite, more like desertion. You are left feeling naked.