When the daughter saw her desk moved to the basement, she moved it up to the living room, which led to a heated argument between her and her mother.
A 55-year-old mother had not one bit of hesitation to tell her oldest daughter that she was "ugly on the inside" and that nobody wanted her.
Since losing her job during the pandemic, the 30-year-old daughter named Victoria has been living with her mother, who said, "I love her dearly, but I don't love her behavior."
As the mother-of-five spoke about the problems with her Victoria, she wrote on Reddit that her daughter "often argues about house rules, like getting up at a reasonable hour, or helping out whenever her dad and I aren't home... She says she's tired of being parented when she's an adult, but I remind her that she's living with us rent-free, and if she doesn't like it, she can leave."
Adding that her daughter is on the autism spectrum and is clinically depressed, the mother revealed that she is "more than capable of pulling her weight around here," but added she would never kick Victoria out because she wouldn't "make it on the street."
Eventually, Victoria got a new job that allows her to work from home. But things escalated when the 30-year-old saw that her mother put her computer desk in the basement.
"I put her computer desk in the basement, but, today, she moved it to the living room upstairs without my permission, and scratched the walls in the process," the mother said. "She apologized for scratching the walls, and said the internet wasn't working in the basement. I had enough of her acting like she can do whatever she wants in MY house that I'M paying for. I told her 'This is why nobody wants you around, Victoria; nobody. You're ugly on the inside. Nobody will want to do anything with you if you keep this up.'"
The upset daughter was quoted saying, "I've always known you'd be better off without me. Thanks for confirming it."
Showing no remorse for her words and actions, the mother went on to say, "I stand by calling her out for her bad behavior, but my daughter's been crying all day, and her siblings have told me she's said things like 'I don't belong here.' 'I don't fit it in with my own family.' 'You all would be happier without me.'"
When she asked Reddit users whether she was right or wrong, a number of people highlighted the daughter's mental health and how this incident could make things worse for Victoria.
"What mother in their right mind would say that about their child. She is never going to forget what you've said and you'll be lucky if she ever speaks to you again," wrote Noelle_Frostmas.
"What is it with parents not understanding their children’s’ mental illnesses and disabilities and putting it off as laziness?" asked amethystpig.
ifsnakescouldspeak wrote, "She's clinically depressed. She's probably tired all the time. She probably doesn't have the energy to help out as much as you want. How is saying she's ugly on the inside gonna help her? You, her own mother, just affirmed her dark thoughts and made it clear no one wants her around... And what was her crime? Moving a desk... because she literally cannot work in that room... without asking you."
"There’s a difference between calling her out on her bad behavior and basically telling her she isn’t cared about and she’s ugly on the inside," said OriginalDry3013. "That’s just awful to say period, let alone to your own kid."