Elderly mother who only has one visitor - me
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
My mother is 96 years old in a nursing home. She looks forward to my weekly visits. I pick up any toiletries she needs, and stay and have dinner and see a movie with her. I have 3 brothers and one sister who live 1-1.5 hours away. I am retired but they are all working either part or full time.
I feel very badly that they don’t visit my Mom very often.
I know she’d like to see them even though she would never complain about it. She finds it hard to talk for very long on the phone but just likes the company of having someone with her without feeling she has to talk very much. I have often strongly hinted for them to visit more often, but they don’t.
My siblings and I get together for parties, etc. And on the surface are on good terms. But i am feeling more and more resentful and angry towards them and often feel like severing all ties with them. I’m really not sure how to handle this. I want to keep the family together but it’s becoming harder.