You might not be able to say what you're feeling now for fear of rejection. Also, you are more sensitive to what others are thinking and you really don't want to put anyone you like in the awkward position of saying no. Even unspoken, your emotions can color your day, so find a way to share your vulnerability without putting responsibility on the other person.
- A false belief or opinion: labored under the delusion that success was at hand. (delusions of adequacy?)
- Psychiatry. A false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness: delusions of persecution. (If you believe any of this fits the Bastard Matriarch, you are suffering from delusions of sanity!)
I'M VUNERABLE PEOPLE……..IT'S YOUR FAULT!