I am the daughter of a woman, my own mother, whom I believe is infatuated with my brother. My brother is a dr, good looking and very self-confident. He is also 9 years older than I am. When I was a kid, and even as an adult, she would ask him for his opinion on a matter, and then encourage me to follow his lead. To this day, she follows whatever he says. She believes that he is an expert on every topic, even one that he has no experience with.
When he visits from out of state, my mother gets her nails done, gets a hair cut, and sometimes buys a new outfit. When he was 18, his college friend said that my mother and grandmother surround him like a celebrity. It's totally sick and creepy. When my sister got married, my brother was an usher and walked my mom to her seat. She displays that photo in front of one with her own husband (our step father). It's beyond clear whom she favors, and to this day I'm trying to understand why it is this way. Is it because she never had a successful relationship with a man? Any thoughts?View Thread