My mother has a mental disorder that the doctors have explained to me and they say she is capable of getting help and acting better towards my kids and me but she refuses to accept this is her issue to solve. She "kicked" us out of her life a few months ago, like the fifth time she has done this, but this time I didn't go back. I felt I needed to protect my kids from her abuse since I am fully aware of how bad it can get. My question is this, she is old and her health isn't good but she is still as abusive with her actions and words as ever. Society says I need to suck it up and put up with this till she dies, but I feel there just has to come a time in life when I can say enough is enough and I am going to live my life and protect my kids. What is your thought on this
Hi, Thank you for writing. I would continue to see Mom but without the children. You understand the problem, but they cannot, nor should they. You can keep the visits at a minimum. The reason I say you should consider seeing your mother is when she passes you will not feel at all guilty that you haven't been a "good child." Hope my advice will help you.