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mchercheur
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Default  Posted: 1:32 PM, January 25th (Saturday)

Can anyone suggest any good ones other than "Mommy Dearest"?


together 25 yrs, married 24 yrs, 4 children;Rebuilding
D Day: 5/10/2011 PA
OW: WH's co-worker,divorced, no children, 20 yrs younger than I-----& she knew he was married, had met our kids, but that did not stop her from trying to destroy our family

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Chrysalis123
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Default  Posted: 4:34 PM, January 25th (Saturday)

Let's see:

Flowers in the Attic
Matilda
Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood
Precious

and

Gaslight (even though this is not a parent situation)

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hurtbs
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Default  Posted: 4:34 PM, January 25th (Saturday)

Not movies that focus entirely on the Mom, but movies with NPD Moms:

Wedding Crashers
Throw Mama From the Train
Gypsy (from the fifties or sixties?)
The Grifters
Precious, Bashed on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Carrie
Flowers in the Attic


What's going on?


Me BW Him XSAWH
DDays 2006, and then numerous more
Divorced 2012

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DixieD
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Default  Posted: 4:37 PM, January 25th (Saturday)

Just saw August: Osage County.

So much FoO and dysfunction crammed into one movie!

Meryl Streep is awesome in it. (with Trigger Warning)

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Growing forward

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Lyonesse
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Default  Posted: 6:04 PM, January 25th (Saturday)

Running With Scissors

Not the parents, but the psychologist who 'adopts' him - there is a scene where he wants to build a shrine to his poo

The parents have other problems

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meaniemouse
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Default  Posted: 9:45 PM, January 25th (Saturday)

What Maisie Knew.


Act as if what you do matters. It does. William James

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mchercheur
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Default  Posted: 11:46 PM, January 25th (Saturday)

Thanks. WH & I just watched Gaslight tonight.

hurtbs, here is what is going on:

http://www.survivinginfidelity.com/forums.asp?tid=519048

Thanks, everyone


together 25 yrs, married 24 yrs, 4 children;Rebuilding
D Day: 5/10/2011 PA
OW: WH's co-worker,divorced, no children, 20 yrs younger than I-----& she knew he was married, had met our kids, but that did not stop her from trying to destroy our family

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Nature_Girl
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Default  Posted: 12:28 AM, January 26th (Sunday)

I watched Gaslight last year. It was eerie seeing things done to another person that were done to me. Seeing her react in similar ways to me. So unnerving, yet freeing!


Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

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DixieD
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Default  Posted: 9:48 AM, January 26th (Sunday)

mchercheur, I read that linked thread and ....wow.... I think they modeled Meryl Streep's character in August: Osage County after your MIL. If you see it, I think it will hit close to home!


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mchercheur
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Default  Posted: 9:27 PM, January 26th (Sunday)

Thanks DixieD---I will definitely watch that one


together 25 yrs, married 24 yrs, 4 children;Rebuilding
D Day: 5/10/2011 PA
OW: WH's co-worker,divorced, no children, 20 yrs younger than I-----& she knew he was married, had met our kids, but that did not stop her from trying to destroy our family

Posts: 1355 | Registered: Dec 2012
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