Selfish Sibling

by Anonymous

My mother isn't what I would call old. Shes in her late 60s and has never had to do anything all her life. Dad passed and apart from being able to look after herself day to day.


I am supposed to help her manage her finances and any problems that might arise. English isn't her first language.

She doesn't think, she doesn't listen and when she's made a mistake I end up having to sort it out.

I travel 300 miles every 2 weekends to make sure she's okay and drive her to the big city where she can get her groceries.

My now estranged brother, lives in the same region as me, had once said after our dad died that he would come up once a month which meant in an average month.

There would be someone to drive my mum grocery shopping or to the cemetery. To date the waste of space has not visited once a month and has said that he too has a family.

One day I lost my temper and now I no longer consider myself related to someone like that.

I can only hope that what goes around comes around, if he can't be bothered to look after his own mother then he deserves to have no one looking after him in his old age.

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