I believe my girlfriend's mom is bat shit insane. She owns five cats, doesn't clean up after them, and treats her grown children as if they are her property. As you may imagine, this stresses my girlfriend to no end. What follows is a story that displays a tiny bit of the crazy, from when my girlfriend went home over the weekend. Mom- "Jenny when can I expect you home?" Jenny- "I actually plan on staying at Randy's (her brother) this weekend." M- "Why would you do that?" J- "I just want to stay over there" M- "What? WHY WOULDN'T YOU WANT TO STAY WITH ME?" Dad- "She told me she doesn't want to stay here because the house is disgusting and smells like cat pee. Let her go to her brothers" M- "I DON'T SEE WHY IN THE HELL THAT MATTERS. IF YOU WERE A GOOD DAUGHTER, YOU WOULD BE HERE CLEANING THE HOUSE FOR ME. IN FACT YOU MAY BE THE WORSE DAUGHTER I HAVE. GET OUT OF HERE. WHO CARES WHERE YOU SLEEP. YOU REALLY PISS ME OFF!" At this point she ran away crying, like most people would do. It should be noted that my girlfriend is 24 and lives several hours away from her parents. Her mom is perfectly able to clean her own house, but doesn't. She expects her daughter to do it. Since she moved away no one cleans up after the cats, and the place just smells. I was in the house once, and informed my girl friend that if I ever had to go back there we would no longer be dating. If Jenny didn't go home for a few years, I would fully expect the house to be featured on an episode of hoarders because they would be ankle deep in cat piss. After I got Jenny calmed down from this incident she told me another story about her childhood. Jenny has a sister that is seven years younger than her. She would go stay at a friends house over night, and when she came home the next day, she would always find that no one had dressed her sister or changed her diapers. And why would they? That was eight year old Jenny's job of course. Jenny, naturally is having a rough time dealing with this. Now I'm stuck comforting her, and explaining that she shouldn't judge her mother because she has a mental illness, and obviously needs treatment. Apparently Jenny's mom has shown a dislike for her ever since she moved out of the house. She has never sought treatment or counseling for her issues. Anyway..... Focus: Tell some amusing stories from the mentally ill people you know. I'm at my whits end with this situation, and need some similar stories that don't directly effect me or my loved ones to cheer me up. I have a feeling that if this didn't effect me or my girlfriend it would be hilarious. *Names have been changed to protect the innocent.