As some of you may know, I visited my family last week, and my mother was horrible for various reasons. Today I received this card, and I’m not sure how to feel:

“Dear Couch Gnome,

“I love you very much. I’m sorry for all the hurt and pain I have caused you. I’m sorry that you feel judged and criticized when you’re with me, instead of loved and cherished. I’m sorry that I’m not mature enough, or evolved enough, to love you the way you need and deserve to be loved.

“If there is anything I can do to help you deal with the hurt, anger, and resentment you feel toward me, let me know, and I will try to do it. I’m going to keep trying to learn to communicate better, and I will always love you!

Mom.”

So is this as narcissistic and passive aggressive as I think it is, or am I being unfair?

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