Question: Dear Luise: I am a 58 yr old disabled/sick and in pain all the time, mother of 6 adult children who are not willing to help me with things I can’t physically do. I recently moved and they did help, but a lot of my stuff is still at the old house; if I don’t get it out soon- I’ll lose it. I can’t pay someone, so I am upset and resentful. They are avoiding me and have not contacted me in 2 weeks since I confronted them, asking for help. They say they are working/busy, have there own problems Then it was mentioned that I wasn’t such a great mother when they were younger-I used to feel guilty, now I believe I did the best I could, when my alcoholic husband walked out(the kids were little)yet the speak to him! How do I get a life- without divorcing my kids, because I don’t feel loved. D.
Answer: Dear D.: Please come over to my Web-forum designed for women who have issues with adult children and extended families. You will get feedback and input from others besides me. I think you may need more support than one question and answer can offer. www.WiseWomenUnite.com See you there. Blessings, Luise