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|Fri, 07-11-2003 - 9:07am|
Anyway, my issue is with my mom. My mom and I have always had a great relationship and been very close. However, I am having trouble dealing with my life now because of this. She is unhappy with work, her current marraige, her health... Well, she calls to vent to me all of the time. Sometimes she is just so angry with things and sometimes she calls me crying. She apologizes for dumping on me, but says that she can't talk to her friends because they wouldn't understand. So I just listen. I want to help her but don't know how. It brings me down sometimes because if I am having a good day and then she calls I feel guilty for being happy when she feels so bad or not being able to help her feel better. I also worry about her health. It isn't the best and I know that the stress in her life is not helping. So she needs to vent to help that. There are times when I just want to be away from her like go shopping on the weekend by myself, but she almost lays a guilt trip if I want to go without her. So I usually just go on my lunch hour to avoid any type of conflict. She claims she never sees me, which is not true. I have 2 brothers but they both live out of state, so I am left here to deal with all of it. Sometimes I just sit at home and wish things were different. I feel like I always have the need to fix things for people, but I guess in the end I know I can't.
Well, thanks for letting me vent.