Some of you may have read this where I reported on how my mom and I got into an argument that ended with my mom physically attacking me, as seen in the enclosed photos. I'm going to admit that a lot of it is my fault and I didn't do a very good job of trying to de-escalate the situation, but it boils down to how I was tired of my mom continuously dishing out emotional abuse and thinking she has every right in the world to do so. I've talked to some counselors on campus about it and even my own dad who've I've been sharing some things with about this agrees that it's best to just leave my mom alone for a while until she calms down.

Well it's been several days (the incident was Sunday) and she shows no sign of calming down, in fact she seems even madder. Worse, she's been accusing me of acting "like a 5 year old" for trying to avoid confrontation with her (really, if you ask me she's been allowed to act like a 5 year old most of her adult life) and she insists that I call her "fucking bitch" instead of mom - and not only did she mock me for trying to tell her that she's been emotionally abusive, but she pretty much flat out told me that I should be thankful for the abuse she's given me, as if somehow this is preferable to being in the "real world" and that I have no idea what the "real world" is like and that putting up with this abuse from her is the reason why I act like a spoiled brat.

As far as I'm concerned, this is the last straw. This is no longer a situation I can live in, and I think it's seriously time to consider legal action including restraining orders and possibly even law suits or even see if I can file criminal charges. But in terms of practical options I don't have much - if I want to continue to have a roof over my head, it's pretty much put up with this and just hope my mom doesn't get so mad she outright throws me out (I've explored options like shelters but apparently those options are few and pretty miserable). But, I don't know - maybe someone here on Oppo can help me out.