I'm 38 and suffered a lifetime of bullying from my overpowering mother. I have been petrified of her mood swings and psychotic behavior since childhood and now even in adulthood cannot bring myself to tell her exactly what I think of her. I have now reached the final straw. She has given me the last 'guilt trip', the last 'snide remark'. My problem is that she has a warped sense of reality so even if I tried to explain how I feel she would twist everything I say to her advantage (I have tried in the past). She has the ability to make everything my fault, I'm always the villain. I now have reached the point where I no longer care. I have cried so may tears over the nasty things that she has said that there's nothing left. I give up. I would just like her to go away, leave me and my family alone. Yet....I know that if she were to know the truth, it would break her heart. I guess there's a tiny spark of guilt in me that doesn't want to hurt her feelings, after all she is my mother. Despite the fact that she thinks nothing of hurting my feelings and telling me what a terrible daughter I am.