If any of the regulars here in Asylum read my posts, then you'll know that I have a bipolar mother thats I have a very non-personal relationship with. I see her every day, but I really don't talk to her about anything in my personal life. She is extremely judgemental and critical of those around her, so I prefer not to give her fuel for her fire. About a year ago, my Mom and I got into a big fight. I was only on Myspace, and she made one as well to talk to her friends at work or wherever. I accepted her friends request and all was well. After our fight, she deleted me from her friends (lol) and then kept trying to re-add me after we started talking again a couple of weeks later. I decided then and there that I wasn't going to play that little game anymore. A few months ago my mom discovered facebook and was on it all the time. I didn't make a facebook until about 2 weeks ago. About a month ago my ex-girlfriend (baby mama) made a wall post saying "I want to rip Tyler's head off!!!" --- I'm Tyler. Her and I were having an argument that day. Anyways, my mom read that and called her and bitched her out about it posting that, lol. She justified her behavior by saying to her "You'll understand one day when someone says something bad about your child!" After that, my Mom deleted her Facebook (no idea why, but I'm sure she realized that she was being immature). Skip forward to yesterday, my Mom recreates a Facebook and sends me a friends request. I denied it. Today she called and said in a joking way "You better accept my request on Facebook!" I said "Uhhh, I don't know, Mom. You know how I am and how embarrassed I would be if some girl posts on there that she had a great time with me the night before and you and Aunt Debbie made jokes about it." That was untrue, but I was just trying to keep her happy. She said "Oh....Okay..." in her passive-aggressive tone and then pretended like she had customers come in her store (she was at work) so she had to get off the phone quickly. As I said before, there are a lot of things in my personal life that I don't want my Mom to know about or be apart of. She has been known in the past to gossip about things she has read on other Facebooks, confront people about stuff, and use it to show someone how angry she is at someone. I don't need any reminders of growing up around that shit for 18 years. I don't want to play the "I'll delete you when I'm mad at you and send you another friends request to show that I'm not mad anymore" game. I need someone opinions on this. It may be difficult for some of you who have great relationships with your parents to understand, but try to look at it from a viewpoint of someone who doesn't have a great relationship.