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Mom Defends 'No Contact' with Son Internet Calls Gaslighting

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Mom Justifies Her "No Contact" Relationship With Her Son — Why SHE Is Being Called a Gaslighter

"The immediate rage that consumed me after hearing the condescending 'oh sweetie!'"

In the age of social media, where opinions fly faster than ever, one video sparked a wildfire of controversy, shedding light on a topic often brushed under the rug: parent-child relationships.


Brianna Knight is the millennial "doula in training" who took to her platform to express her bewilderment at parents who seem unfazed by their adult children's decision to cut ties — a phenomenon known as "no contact."

Little did she know, her words would ignite a heated response from a mother named Julie, whose reaction left many questioning the dynamics of familial bonds.

Angry Mother Responds To Viral Video Encouraging Better Parenting

This 3-part video saga begins with a simple video posted by a millennial woman, whose candid commentary on parent-child relationships struck a nerve in the online community. In her impassioned monologue, she questions the perplexing phenomenon of parents seemingly unfazed by their adult children's decision to cut ties — a practice commonly referred to as "no contact."

"I just don't get it," she muses to her followers. "How can a parent act like it's no big deal when their own child decides to go no contact? It's like they're completely unbothered by it."

But she didn't know her words would provoke a response that would reverberate across social media platforms. Enter Julie, a middle-aged mother with fiery red hair and a demeanor to match. In her luxurious kitchen, adorned with the trappings of affluence, she confronts the millennial woman's critique with a venomous retort.

She Said Putting Her Son First Made Her Want To "Kill Herself"

"Oh sweetie, I probably shouldn't address this because I'm too emotional about it," Julie begins, her tone dripping with disdain. "But I will say this: Since my son has cut me off and gone no contact, I can do two things. I can remove myself from this planet or I can just totally shut my emotions and all my feelings down."

- Julie (@goosegrese56 /TikTok)

The stark contrast between the millennial's earnest inquiry and Julie's defensive outburst sets the stage for a showdown of generational perspectives on parent-child relationships. As the video exchange unfolds, viewers are left grappling with uncomfortable truths about emotional responsibility and the enduring impact of familial dynamics.

Amidst the uproar caused by Julie's callous remarks, a voice of reason emerged. Brianna (@briknightt), a postpartum advocate and "doula in training", took to TikTok to dismantle Julie's harmful narrative.

With grace and clarity, she addressed the complexities of parent-child estrangement, drawing from her own experience with a narcissistic and abusive father. Brianna's video served as the perfect validation for those navigating similar struggles, reminding them that they are not alone in their journey to reclaim their emotional well-being.

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Brianna's Message Reminds Those Struggling They Aren't "Crazy"

In her video response, Brianna delves into the complexities of parent-child relationships with wisdom and compassion. She highlights the emotional toll of estrangement and offers invaluable insights for those grappling with similar struggles.

"It takes a lot for a child to want to go no contact with the person that raised them. It takes a lot of trying. It takes a lot of years. It takes a lot of pain."

- Brianna Knight

Her words resonate deeply with viewers, providing solace and validation for those navigating the tumultuous terrain of familial estrangement. Brianna's message serves as a beacon of hope, reminding individuals that they are worthy of love and understanding, even in the face of familial discord.

A Lesson For Parents Unwilling To Embrace Healing and Growth

Screenshots from a woman's TikTok video.Screenshots from a woman's TikTok video.@briknightt / TikTok

As the dust settles on this digital battleground, it's imperative to reflect on the lessons learned. Julie's outburst may have sparked outrage, but it also sparked a much-needed conversation about the complexities of parent-child dynamics in the modern age.

In a world where emotional vulnerability is often perceived as weakness, Brianna's courage to speak her truth shines brightly. Her resilience and empathy serve as a testament to the power of authenticity and compassion in fostering meaningful connections.

As we navigate the intricate web of familial relationships, let us heed Brianna's wisdom and embrace the journey of healing and growth. For it is through introspection and empathy that we pave the path towards reconciliation and understanding — bridging the divide between generations and forging bonds rooted in love and acceptance.

Since going viral for all the wrong reasons, Julie has deleted her TikTok account (@goosegrease56).

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