Thursday, October 24, 2013
I just need to share that my mom, who is almost 70 years old, is emotionally a child. While I feel sorry for her (she also appears to be bipolar, depressed and generally miserable), I have to take care of myself first. Truthfully, she has never been kind to me, and yet somehow expects me to hang around her. This does not work for me, especially since I am trying to manage my life without overeating now. She modeled a bad health example for me (starvation, etc.) and still wants to "share diet tips" (ugh - makes me shudder)
Frankly, I avoid her and am not proud of this, but the more I hang around her, the more criticism of me and my kids (and everything) she spews. She is not really capable of optimism or being positive. In fact, when I show these traits, mom tells my sister that I'm "being fake". Pretty sick, huh?
Thanks for letting me share. This is the largest challenge of my life...