Why do people in general not recognise it as a form of bullying? Where i'm from if you said you were being bullied the first thing they asked was 'who's hitting you', you say no one and they're like 'well how are you being bullied then?'. My mum has 'bullied' me emotionally and mentally ever since i can remember. She would never show me any affection as a child, but would be all hugs and kisses with my brother. She never told me she loved me but told him. If i done something she didn't like she would say things such as: 'you're just like your dad' 'they all told me to get rid of you when i was pregnant' 'you're dad didnt hit me until i got pregnant with YOU' Even now, she constantly insults me and makes spiteful comments. She knows i've been diagnosed with depression and sociophobia (not that she believes me) and she knows I don't handle stress well and self harm (attention seeking she says) and yet she still makes my life a misery. Today for example. I do the housework here because I don't work, and today because of how low i was feeling I was distracted and probably didnt pay enough attention. So the hoovering was below her standards (and mine tbh) and to make matters worse after i washed the floors the dog made muddy pawprints on them (thank you henry!). Bearing in mind i've not done anything else to annoy her (not knowingly) and its the first time in a while that she's moaned about housework. She started screaching at me and saying she was fed up with me living here and that she wanted me out. This has been an agenda for a while as i was going to be kicked out in March but we came to a compromise (her taking most of my benefits) on the understanding that I could stay until I found somewhere. NOW she acting like I DO have to go in march. (slightly off topic there) She does things like this which mess with my head because i have no stability. She also makes a point of not including me in family things. Like today her and my brother went to McDonalds (no idea why) and he made a point of saying they were going there. No offer for me to go too. They went to my uncles yesterday and again I wasnt invited (never am). New Years Eve they were going to a friends and invited my brothers Friend, INFRONT of me but didnt ask me. So I spent new years eve alone in my room while they were all together having fun. Whenever we get visitors i'm sent to my room, this has been the case since i was a little child....im now 20! Am I just self pitying or is she actually being a mental/emotional bully.... there's alot more i could tell about her alone but i think i've gone on too much now.