Hasn't she gone on about her bad childhood a lot over the years? I felt sorry for her the first time she spoke about it and I can see how she's turned out the way she has with that crazy mother of hers, but she seems to trott out these stories every time she needs people to feel sorry for her. If it's not her childhood, it's "our Brian" or "our Mark" and whatever latest humiliation she has suffered this time. She just never, ever changes or learns and is a broken record. It's draining.