Matthew 7:6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.
Proverbs 9:8 Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you.
Proverbs 23:9 Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words.
I finally realized my mother will probably never respond to the truth so it would be useless to try to tell her the truth about our relationship. Instead I just started speaking my mind case by case and maybe one day that will be enough to make her realize I’m not her little windup toy anymore and make her stop trying to hurt me.