Want My Life Back
I left my alcoholic husband and moved back home 3 years ago to live with my parents at their insistence . Last year my father died. My mother is 89 and in fairly good health and I am 62 and single again. My mother is still driving but did run a stop sign and hit a car. No one was hurt.
She cooks every night and leaves a disgusting mess when I come home. I don’t even like what she cooks. But I clean everything up and try to eat it.
She makes all kinds of plans for me to go places with her like free lunches at retirement homes and I refuse to go and get a guilt trip. I have 2 other sisters but they feel I owe it to her cause she took me in.
On disability and don’t have much money but I buy everything but the food ( except for my own yogurts, bread and snacks and coffee) plus I give her 200/month.
I have rheumatoid arthritis, pre-diabetes, and a host of other immune disorders to deal with and my bridge broke and I have no front teeth until I can get the money saved. I’m to the point where I can’t even sit and eat with her because she shoves everything I’m her mouth like she’s going to the electric chair.
Now we’re fighting everyday. Everything she does and says makes me cringe. I’m at the end of my rope.