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    I feel for you OP, that must be really hard to deal with. My mum is single (and has been for the best part of my adult life) and literally LIVES to work so she has the financial means to help her 3 daughters and thier children (her grandchildren). She is not perfect, and my older sister and I get the shiz with how much time, money and energy she gives to my younger sister... but we love her so much. She is kind, generous, funny and smart. With all the things she annoys me over, it is really nothing in comparison. I can't complain. She is a huge influence and part of my life (and DH and kids) and Id be lost without her! She has recently told us that her mum is on the way out (they never had a good relationship - kids were a by product of marriage etc) and that her portion of the inheritance will go to is 3 bc she has paid off her house and doesnt need it. Dont get me wrong, it is not much, but OMG. How selfless can a mother be. I hope I can be half the woman she is and not just because of her financial generosity.

    I think I might start a mum appreciation thread.

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    Upset that ultimately would come from disappointment/hurt. Children will usually always have hope regarding parents. It's what make that bond so close and very hard to break even if it is not deserving. My Mum has been drinking for 40 plus years and I am still hurt and disappointed when I call and she's drunk. She's 69 she's not giving up anytime soon LOL.

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    Upset that ultimately would come from disappointment/hurt. Children will usually always have hope regarding parents. It's what make that bond so close and very hard to break even if it is not deserving. My Mum has been drinking for 40 plus years and I am still hurt and disappointed when I call and she's drunk. She's 69 she's not giving up anytime soon LOL.
    I moved beyond that hope, and it's a relief. I cut my mother (and father) out 2 years ago and it is amazing. I could deal with the crap she tossed towards me my whole life, but when she started picking on my son, all hell broke loose and now there is nothing. She doesn't hurt any of us at all anymore thankfully. The first 6-12 months was rough though.

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    I so want a mum that cares about my life, loves my kids. Recognises her mistakes she has made. Someone to laugh with and share dirty jokes over too many glasses of wine.

    But I'm like Dozen. This has been the straw that has broken the proverbial back of my hope

    Sorry to be woe is me. I actually love my life but even DH says every time I have contact with her I get upset and downcast. Or angry.


 

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