Years Dealing with Mom (age):29
Are you a parent? not yet, but hopefully soon =)
Biggest Mother Issue(s): Nothing I do is ever good enough for Mom. After years of overt disappointment on her part, I finally ended all contact. It's been a year. Life has been good, since. Although I don't interact with the rest of my family because Mom is around them all the time, I have called my 17 year old, soon to be a Marine brother regularly, about 2 to 3 times a week. The conversations had always been comfortable. I thought all was well. He had a going away party, recently. I told him I wasn't going to be there, but wanted to make other plans to see him without my mother around. He was disappointed. Today, he sent me an email with an ultimatum that demands I attend a party where my mother will be present, otherwise he doesn't want to talk to me or see me anymore. I've already given up on my relationship with my mother. To me, she's dead. The same goes for most of the other people in my family. My brother, I'm not ready to let go of, yet. I really don't know what to do, at this point.