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6/13/13 9:56 A

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How about going to spend the weekend with her and helping her with some the chores? that would reduce her stress a little and give you an opportunity to talk. Maybe offer to take your brothers for a weekend or a day or even a few hours to give her a break. if you're married, maybe your husband can lend her a hand with some of the "husband" stuff and teach her a little about it so she doesn't feel so helpless.


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6/9/13 8:50 P

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I am having a hard time finding time to talk to my mom when we are both not busy, and she isn't tired or stressed at the end of the day. She lost my dad to cancer last year and taking care of the house, my 2 autistic brothers, and trying to get everything done for bills and running a house keeps her busy. I call and she cant talk because she's busy or seems to be tired mentally or physically from everything. I know she's not trying to be mean, or ignore me. Its just hard for me when she cant talk or I don't know how to help her with living an hour away. For a while, not being able to talk her about losing my dad was hard, because she would cry or the subject upset her a lot. It is hard for me to connect with a therapist or other relatives because they aren't my mom, they can be similar, they ultimately aren't her and who she is to me as a person and mother. I have tried talking to her about keeping in touch on Facebook and she wont sign up for an account. She's not into it or too open, it seems to scare her or she worries about safety and security with Facebook. E-mail and texting can be good, she doesn't always check them though or has difficulty so talking on the phone seems to be best for the most part. I don't know if anyone is going through what I am or has, Its just hard. My dads not here and she doesn't always know about things like cars like he did or other things we talk about because their a subject or she/me needs help. I help when I can, some things I just don't know about or how to help her with like my dad did. Any input would be great.

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