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Is there any thing that a 20 year old can do to stop their mother from verbal harrassment

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20 year old not living with their mother.
mother calls the 20 year old saying things that are not true and hurtful.
mother contacts people in community saying things that are not true about 20 year old. The mother has made verbal threats to the 20 year old and other people in the community. The 20 year old is scared to let the mother know where she is living.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Cher replied 8 years ago.

If the mother has done and said hurtful things to the 20 year old, the child does not have to tell the mother where she is living, and can change phone number so the mother cannot contact.

If there have been verbal threats involving physical harm made against the daughter, then she might consider getting a restraining order to keep the mother away from her, and/or consult an attorney to help get the mother to stop saying untrue things about her.

An anonymous call the to the police, regarding the mother's actions, might get the ball rolling, if the mother is considered a threat to the community, as well as to the daughter.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for your advice!
Expert:  Cher replied 8 years ago.
Hi again, and you're most welcome! Thanks very much for your reply and your accept.