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It's interesting that you mention an associative connection between emotional pain after mealtimes and a perceived recollection of 'angry rejection' at your mother's breast isn't it?
It's worth reminding yourself that you don't need to live another's anger on their behalf – you are not responsible – and also because it won't make them feel any better. Instead, you can say that they are going through a tough time and might feel better with some respect and compassion. Take time to listen, offer some options, if necessary be willing to accept they're not on your wavelength and finally be willing to walk away.