Mom Who Depends On Daughter For Nearly Everything Says She Feels Like A Burden

A 56-year-old woman who claims she has arthritis, depression, and other ailments depends on her 24-year-old daughter for nearly everything.
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  • "I feel like I'm a burden on my daughter" ...yea that sounds like an accurate statement right there homie

    LeviLeviIl y a 5 minutes
  • Lolll

    Friedrich NiebergallFriedrich NiebergallIl y a 6 heures
  • *Petition to make the mom run a marathon*

    Mr SpudMr SpudIl y a jour
  • She said “fit all the requirements” like it was application to fake a disease and guilt trip your daughter into helping

    Stella MoseleyStella MoseleyIl y a jour
  • It is called a mix of neuropathy and laziness. Fix it, lady. I am disabled, I suffer SEVERE pain, but I survive. Get with it lady.

    Andi LeighAndi LeighIl y a jour
  • Is there a disease called laziness because I bet she’d be diagnosed with that

    Krystal LeKrystal LeIl y a jour
  • As someone living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (21) and my mom (51) I have never seen someone so lazy and also she doesn't seem to fit any of the criteria 🤧.

    Mariah ReneéMariah ReneéIl y a 2 jours
  • Depression/Anxiety over time can contribute to physical health issues and vise versa. Regardless, of what’s ailing the mother, the daughter (I highly recommend she more than check out Alanon or another support group to address her codependency) isn’t responsible to be her caregiver, maid, etc.,. Or her financial support. I hope they are both taking care of themselves.🙏💐

    Karen macpheeKaren macpheeIl y a 2 jours
  • Yes because her "syndrome" started with a divorce. It probably started cuz she sit down all day and doesn't stretch or ANYTHING

    Da Kringy KidzDa Kringy KidzIl y a 2 jours
    • Right?! This is what bugs me about this. I have hEDS and I have had weird health and joint problems as long as I can remember. The fact that it is after a nasty divorce is fishy. All the types of EDS don’t work like that

      Emily KinsellaEmily KinsellaIl y a 5 heures
  • "*I was diagnosed with EDS*" "*I have not formally been diagnosed with EDS*"

    ThatTypicalGalGamerThatTypicalGalGamerIl y a 2 jours
  • She should go to a nursing home because her daughter shouldn’t have to take care of her

    Bestie VlogsBestie VlogsIl y a 2 jours
  • her daughter had eye bags probably from never being able to sleep cause she’s to busy taking care of her mother that’s so sad .

    prettygal. isaaaprettygal. isaaaIl y a 2 jours
  • She can always work at home

    Kat's. TVKat's. TVIl y a 3 jours
  • Put that woman in a nursing home!

    stephen perrystephen perryIl y a 3 jours
  • I'm in pain 24/7 and I have spent 2 years in a hospital and had 3 operations on my back. Basically, a bacteria ate 2 of my vertebrae. I was prescribed Fentanyl patches by doctors and I used them 10 times, not more. You wanna know why? I could NEVER do to my 18 year old son sth. like this woman is doing to her daughter. LET HER GO, MOM, SHE'S DONE MORE FOR YOU THAT YOU DESERVE, YOU MANIPULATING MONSTER. GO TO THE DR. AND STOP HARASSING YOUR ANGELIC DAUGHTER.

    Eva HabičEva HabičIl y a 3 jours
  • She doesnt need to have a job to really help her daughter. She could help her in the other ways like:clean the house, do the laundry, make food,wash the car,... but she DIDN'T. She is just diagnosed with LAZY AF.

    Green Tea很好Green Tea很好Il y a 3 jours
  • Luigi says: beat her and yeet her

    Diego FlorDiego FlorIl y a 3 jours
  • For the moment.....shes not getting better

    Aussie QueenSarahAussie QueenSarahIl y a 3 jours
  • "i was diagnosed with EDS-- i have not been formerly diagnosed with EDS" also does she not know there are MANY kinds of EDS? I myself don't have it but have other medical disabilities, but a few of my friends in the disabled community have EDS, and it does really suck, but you really need a proper diagnosis cause a lot of the symptoms could be related to others things. (just like basically all conditions and disabilities)

    Max WhiteMax WhiteIl y a 3 jours
  • Sitting there talking with Dr. Phil she don't look so sick. And the difficulty of talking or out of breath it's probably because she's overweight.

    Palm0nPalm0nIl y a 3 jours
  • She worry’s too much. We should trust God and work hard for what we’re going to get. She can’t expect to get money and job if she doesn’t go out looking for one.

    uwuuwuIl y a 3 jours
  • Oh come on, my English teacher is in her seventies with the most disproportionate body I have ever seen yet she comes to school every single day to teach us. Keeping in mind that she had 4-5 sections to handle and comes to our class four times a week, she is granted leave earlier by the school to take care of herself. This woman is only in her fiftees, she can handle herself with a job and I am sure the authorities would be a bit lenient towards her due to her condition.

    New generation AnpanmanNew generation AnpanmanIl y a 3 jours
  • she's just a washed up whale

    Faiq WaqiuddinFaiq WaqiuddinIl y a 3 jours
  • She just lazy 😂😂

    Jayjouir RobertsJayjouir RobertsIl y a 3 jours
  • i’ve been SO sure that i had a particular disease like 99% fit all the symptoms and i’ve been wrong and diagnosed with something totally different

    Layla AdrianovskaLayla AdrianovskaIl y a 4 jours
  • her mother talks like a teenager caught in a lie

    KhalidahKhalidahIl y a 4 jours
  • a mother who really pities her daughter,would let her daughter have her freedom.i don’t know,maybe go live in a elderly home? where they can take proper care?

    KhalidahKhalidahIl y a 4 jours
  • Dr phil is so mean

    Luis PortilloLuis PortilloIl y a 4 jours
  • The reason she has no job and no car and no where to live beside the daughters house (i think) is because she is lazy

    Pokemon master69Pokemon master69Il y a 4 jours
  • When she says "i need a quite a bit of help around the house" i think she means the duaghter needs help around the house🤔

    Pokemon master69Pokemon master69Il y a 4 jours
  • What a waist of space

    isabella Shirahmadiisabella ShirahmadiIl y a 4 jours
  • Maybe lose some weight so your muscles will start working

    MegaDreamer1991MegaDreamer1991Il y a 4 jours
  • Depression and low thyroid.

    Brooke TaylorBrooke TaylorIl y a 5 jours
  • Shes has been diagnosticed with a sickness called being lazy

    Gabriel pratasGabriel pratasIl y a 5 jours
  • if you’re depressed you notice pain easier - that plus being in bed or a couch all day is going to hurt your joints

    EmilyLikesOreosEmilyLikesOreosIl y a 5 jours
  • Killing herself and her daughter at the same time what a parent.

    TjayKTjayKIl y a 5 jours
  • Gee I wonder why she would feel like she’s a burden when she’s literally leeching on her child and possibly her almost fiance

    mynameis jeffmynameis jeffIl y a 5 jours
  • Have you been diagnosed with this disease? Her: “WeLL YeS BuT AcTuALLy No”

    ********************Il y a 5 jours
  • I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia since my 30s. My muscles hurt all over. I get up everyday and I swim and walk and yoga for the past 30 years so I can work my job as a dentist. I don’t make a lot of money. Never made over 100k. Raised two wonderful kids , college graduates and working wonderful careers. Your life is what you make it lady .

    D SLD SLIl y a 6 jours
  • Omg her daughter literally looks so exhausted. I feel so bad for her.

    Sophia TranSophia TranIl y a 6 jours
  • She was doing this to her husband, that’s why he left. Now she’s moved on to her daughter.

    O RiskiiO RiskiiIl y a 6 jours
  • Cheyenne should be a model

    Kate SKate SIl y a 6 jours
  • My mother has EDS and seeing this woman doing this killed me she should be actually tested for EDS and not get diagnosed by goggle

    Poppet fleurPoppet fleurIl y a 6 jours
  • This reminds me of my stepdad. He is literally so lazy and sits around all day. He has gone days without going to work, complaining about his arthritis and aching muscles. Yet he doesn't do anything.

    Hailey ForsethHailey ForsethIl y a 7 jours
  • I have EDS and I can just say that the worst thing you can do is to just sit around and do nothing all day. Of course there are very serious cases where it isn‘t possible to live a normal life but I myself am an elite dancer and doctors are convinced that without dance I would be in a wheelchair by now. Since your muscles are the only thing keeping your joints in place you really have to work on keeping them strong. I‘m really lucky to have mild symptoms but still there are days where I can‘t deal with the pain and I don’t even leave my house but I still insist on doing at least something productive everyday. IF she actually has EDS then she‘s approaching the illness absolutely the wrong way.

    mira serainamira serainaIl y a 7 jours
  • Imagine going your whole life needing to depend on another human

    Ally ReedAlly ReedIl y a 8 jours
  • Münchausen syndrome and atrophy bc she think she is sick and all she does is sit and watch tv

    Your UsernameYour UsernameIl y a 8 jours
  • so sure about having similarities with EDS. Or hopes so. Young money💸

    Intentional IdeaIntentional IdeaIl y a 8 jours
  • Her knees probably hurt cause all we see her doing is sitting.

    It's AngelIt's AngelIl y a 8 jours
  • Sounds more like Depression.

    Jennifer GarciaJennifer GarciaIl y a 8 jours
  • Get an online job from home if anything even to take surveys you could get paid from that. Just lazy.

    Bunjy HartBunjy HartIl y a 8 jours
  • She’s lazy.

    Bunjy HartBunjy HartIl y a 8 jours
  • 56 and acting like that??

    Nikki Garcia - ArmijoNikki Garcia - ArmijoIl y a 8 jours
  • Tell me whos more important your love of ur life or mom OBVIOUSLY MOM SHE GAVE BIRTH TO YOU IDC, If my mom got sick and my wife wasnt willing to come help her with me ill divorce her and take the kids

    Lufthansa pilotLufthansa pilotIl y a 8 jours
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="53">0:53</a> anyone else notice that their dog is covered with a blanket😂

    Jordana LoutittJordana LoutittIl y a 8 jours
  • Reminds me of the adult version of the adoption scam chick

    coolkidstatuscoolkidstatusIl y a 8 jours
  • She not in pain she LAZY. She need to go to a nursing home 🤷🏾‍♀️

    AngelAngelIl y a 9 jours
  • That lady seems like a lazy Karen

    tic toc bashertic toc basherIl y a 9 jours
  • This woman needs a psychiatrist and not a medical doctor! And she needs to let her daughter live her own life and start helping herself. She's self-serving and selfish.

    Rhea CRhea CIl y a 9 jours
  • my friend, tabitha with sever eds watching this video with me: “ummmm i don’t think it works that way but idk i’ve only have that illness for 18 years and i mean i know my mom has it but i meannnn don’t take my word for it... the entire eds community feels attacked”

    Vishion CarterVishion CarterIl y a 9 jours
  • "I was diagnosed with..." "I have not be formally diagnosed with..." Um how does that work?

    Sabri MozeSabri MozeIl y a 10 jours
  • You gonna have to work, let your daughter live her life. You can find a job and work from home!

    lindaruiva999lindaruiva999Il y a 10 jours
  • She's a bad liar 😂

    AJ HunterAJ HunterIl y a 10 jours
  • Her looks physically have taken a 360 since her divorce and she looks like she's 90, She needs to push her self more and not be lazy.. Her Daughter is a wonderful soul

    Joanna JohnsonJoanna JohnsonIl y a 10 jours
  • okay. i have bad EDS and it does NOT completely cripple you. it’s rare if that is a case. it is purely genetic, it’s NOT caused by a divorce. she is just lazy.

    bel natarenbel natarenIl y a 10 jours
  • NURSING HOME HELLOOOOO

    Lyra COBBLyra COBBIl y a 10 jours
  • If i depend on "online research" I would have probably diagnosed my self with like 20 types of cancer

    Waed has left the chatWaed has left the chatIl y a 10 jours
  • Let the Damn kid live her life, stop sitting around. That's why your body "hurts"

    ADAN DUDEADAN DUDEIl y a 10 jours
  • Put her in a nursing home 😊

    Joe BoxerJoe BoxerIl y a 10 jours
  • Leave her and she will find a way to care for herself. She’s taking full on advantage. Going to bed at 4am everyday because she has no job or responsibilities? Sounds like she is living every angsty teenager’s dream. Shame, shame.

    Janise AlvarezJanise AlvarezIl y a 10 jours
  • Looks like it would be off to a nursing home for her.

    DJ NoneofyourbusinessDJ NoneofyourbusinessIl y a 10 jours
  • Yeah Jenny Craig would benefit her

    Brian freedmanBrian freedmanIl y a 10 jours
  • She is just trying to hide the fact that she doesn't a illness to hold on to her doughter

    Heaven LeeHeaven LeeIl y a 10 jours
  • This mother needs to change her DIET IMMEDIATELY if she serious about changing her life and not ruining her daughters. A healthy diet rich in green vegetables will help w the weight, swelling and pain...she will be a NEW PERSON IN NO TIME thus enabling her to work etc. But habits are hard to change and she seems to be in "hopelessness"mode

    Miry ReinaMiry ReinaIl y a 11 jours
  • She diagnosed herself from Google

    AngelUNicorn CordovaAngelUNicorn CordovaIl y a 11 jours
  • I do find this a bit frustrating. EDS IS a debilitating illness for many. There are different types. Plus it often is accompanied by another condition, such as POTS, NCS, MCAS, etc. These conditions often go undiagnosed because Doctors do not know how to look for them. When doctors hear hoof beats, they are trained to look for a horse, while in actuality you have a zebra. I’m not saying this woman isn’t guilty of manipulation or mooching or whatever... but I am saying, if she has EDS (often EDS and the other illnesses above are “self diagnosed,” in the sense that most doctors don’t know what’s wrong, so you have to research for yourself, then research specialists to confirm or not confirm that you have it... that’s just how it is with conditions that don’t have a lot of research out there... ) then the woman IS quite probably very unwell. I personally do not have EDS, but I have friends who do. You’re talking random dislocations that happen so often you learn to pop them back into place yourself. Or if you have vascular EDS you’re talking internal bleeding. You’re also talking issues with your organs, because EDS affects the tissues in your body. That’s what it is, a connective tissue disorder. I have POTS and MCAS, and a friend who has EDS, MCAS And POTS.... any one of those illnesses can be debilitating on their own. Then throw them all in there and you’ve got a really rough road to walk. I think dr. Phil could’ve researched EDS better, realizing that it is often misdiagnosed as something else, REQUIRING a patient to advocate for themselves. Having a debilitating illness without a diagnosis is a very miserable road... I am glad she is at least on the right track, having been told by a Medical Professional that she likely has this.

    Hannah YepHannah YepIl y a 11 jours
  • “I haven’t been diagnosed officially yet.” “My nurse told me I have it.” “I googled it and I got the criteria.” “My nurse said that I only show symptoms, but I do not have a copy of it to show.” “Actually, I was officially diagnosed with it, but no paperwork to show.” SO WHICH ONE IS IT??

    Naveya LoftonNaveya LoftonIl y a 11 jours
  • Alright so this mom is clearly narcissistic and lazy but as someone who knows the struggle of finding a diagnosis for a severe illness, I kind of pity the mom in that regard and hate how Dr. Phil completely devalued her symptoms because she wasn't "diagnosed" While the mom is very clearly faking, it is a lot harder to get diagnosed with things then it seems.

    Rose WalkerRose WalkerIl y a 11 jours
  • "I was diagnosed with..." "I havent been officially diagnosed with..."

    Exterminatus omniaExterminatus omniaIl y a 11 jours
  • Shes better than most of the lying scumbags in dr phil

    Toothless SkyToothless SkyIl y a 11 jours