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.

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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

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