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Cutting off the parents with the least amount of drama
There's quite a bit of bad history between myself and my parents and it's pretty much come to head at this point. After thinking about it for a while, I know it's time to move on in my life without them.
I've tried telling them that we're through and I don't want to talk to them, but they keep calling and calling and calling and calling. Or they'll just randomly drive the 500 miles to show up to "surprise me". More like piss me off and make me furious. My father really won't care, he'll just continue drinking himself to death, but my mother is one who wants to stay in constant contact and wants to keep in touch.
I've thought about getting a restraining order, but that's pretty much the nuclear option. But it's getting more and more tempting.
Has anyone ever been able to tell their parents that they don't want anything more than just occasional contact? And how do you do it without causing a whole lot of drama?