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Is she mentally ill and is there anything i can do?

I think my mother is mentally ill. What i know is her father was physically abusive and her mother verbally, mentally and emotionally abusive. her parents aren\'t abusive to her anymore and do have a relationship. i spent half my life growing up with my grandparents. It was the same abuse in my childhood, my stepdad physically abusive and my mom the rest. She constantly lies, manipulates, guilt trips, and is very insincere. She has tried to commit suicide a couple of times, nothing is ever her fault, she never admits anything is wrong with her and constantly is severing relationships with people. She lies to the point where your obviously are going to find out the truth and then pushes you out. She has to have control over everything in her life. Knowing every aspect of us kids life. She constantly told me i was going to be a failure, liar and even a serial killer as a kid. Thankfully i\'m out of that house. She constantly throws fits, throwing objects at us kids when i lived ther. She turns family members, neighbors, friends against each other. She hides out in the house all day when she burns all her bridges. Always the victim of circumstance and always feeling sorry for herself. Can flip her personality in a second, hate you to love you to your face. Crying spells often, to make you feel sorry for her. Very Very insincere.There is always a problem and always drama. She can be happy too and nice. When she meets someone, she can be the sweetest nicest person. Then the games begin. she constantly borrows. She has stolen from me several times and has put my step dad in financial ruin. she is a very good manipulator. Her mother was the same way and her grandmother and now my sister and i\'m worried about the younger kids. My brother and my step dad playing into the lies now.

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