Do you guys get text rants? What am I saying, I'm sure you do. I even know how to handle them. What I do is I tell my daughter if she continues with the rant, I will disconnect her phone for a few days. And, fortunately, the rant stops. To make a long story short, she called me DEPRESSED because she discovered she can no longer roller blade. She is very over weight and has a bad foot. She is near age 30. She's had brain surgery. She is not particularly coordinated. She has asked me for roller blades repeatedly and I've told her it is too dangerous. She borrowed some...huge problem blah blah blah. I personally have been struggling with a health concern. Crazy test results, doctor appointments, unsure of treatment, complications. Not life threatening, but definitely very concerning. Might require hospitalization and difficult medications. She has not asked me about it. So, when she called crying and depressed about her recent realization about problems roller blading (she borrowed some) and not being able to roller blade I said something like "We've discussed roller blades many times. It is inappropriate for you to even consider such a thing under your circumstances. I need to go." She began wailing about her roller blades...I HUNG UP. She texted me calling me some VERY VERY mean things... After awhile I texted back saying it must stop or I will have her phone disconnected for a period of time. It stopped. I just think that when one approaches thirty, the realization that they can no longer roller blade should not be earth shattering. Shouldn't be a "thing." And to cry to your mom about it, esp when mom has her own problems is outrageous. Husband called and reminded her of my current health situation and how horrible her behavior was. She texted a short apology. Saw her last night...not a word. Acted like all is fine. This too is common. Thank you for letting me get t his off my chest. I think this is just a bipolar "tHING." I think I handled it fairly well. Just tired and frustrated. Does this stuff happen to you? I'm sure it does. I do see some tiny positives in this bizarre story. I'm glad she stopped (even though I had to threaten to cut off her phone) and I'm glad she apologized. But, How do you deal with it emotionally? I am quickly letting it go. But, again tired AND frustrated.