Help! I can’t stand it any more. I just want to break all contact with my mother. The trouble is I’ve said it so many times, and on each occasion, when I cool down I start to feel so guilty that I back off and just can’t do it.
But I can’t be her doormat any more, be blamed for everything and let her now abuse my children or rather one of them whom she seems to have something against.
If I talk to friends some say ‘just end it,’ but that is much easier said than done. Others say ‘surely it can’t be that bad. She’s getting on a bit now. Can’t you be a bit more patient?’ I want to shout ‘NO’ I can’t be more patient. I’ve had more than enough abuse for several life times. Instead I just nod my head. They mean well but they just don’t understand.