Mommy Dearest??

by Vicki
(Virginia, USA)

My Mom is 82 years old and she's consuming my life. When I was a child she could be cruel. How many times did I hear my birthday story.

"They brought you in and I said, is this a baby or a monkey?"

Or..
"I really wanted your brother"
Meanwhile my loving brother lives out of state and makes phone calls or sends text messages, contributing nothing. But he's her "baby" so I bite my tongue. I'm resentful and angry and I want to shake it off because although there were hurtful moments there were wonderful times too.

Comments for Mommy Dearest??

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Yikes
by: Anonymous

At the very least, if I were you I wouldn't bite my tongue any longer. Tell her how you feel. Tell her to knock off the monkey comment. That's cruel. But if she's like my Mom, she has "Good Intentions", and that makes it O.K. right?

Mine told me when she was still home, after a ten hour day at work and a three hour drive home with a stop to pick her up some of her favorite cookies, that my job made me stink so bad that I literally stunk up the entire room when I came in.

That felt really good. I gave it to her, then she cried and I felt horrible. She didn't say she was sorry though. She wrote me a letter explaining why what she said was a good thing.

I'm glad I told her how I felt at least.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Maybe you could use a little help 🙂
by: Anonymous

I’m sorry to hear about your situation. They say people are cruelest to the ones they love the most. Maybe it’s time for the chosen child to do his part (sarcasm) and help out with your mother. Even a visit for a month would help you.

One person can’t do it all. There might also be some programs where you live, where help will come in to give you a break. I had that available to me but my mother said she didn’t need it and refused it. I wish you all the best. We are all hear to vent to and give unwanted advice 🙂.

Take Care
A

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Elder Care Anger and Resentment.


Home | Site Map | About | Contact | Privacy Policy | Disclosure

© Copyright evSky Incorporated 2008-2019 | All Rights Reserved


Eldercare for

Aging Parents

Are you having a difficult time with being the "Caregiver" for Mom and Dad?

Click Here to Read What Others are Saying and Leave a Comment About Your Own Experiences....

Or Start your Own Discussion Page!

Recent Articles

  1. Need help with negative complaining mother

    Dec 28, 20 12:23 PM

    My mother is 93, in good health, no major heath issues, totally ambulatory. When my father died 6 years ago we found her a beautiful independent senior

    Read More

  2. Ugh!!

    Dec 28, 20 12:21 PM

    So I lost my mom 18 months ago. After her passing I would come to my parents house to clean and cook a couple of times a week for my dad. He still gets

    Read More

  3. 16yrs of Elderly care with NO HELP

    Dec 28, 20 12:18 PM

    I came back home in 2004 to help my dad as he had cancer, he eventually passed away few years later. Well here I am am in 2020 still at home taking care

    Read More