Caitlin - posted on 03/02/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )
Not too many people can understand what Im going through with my mother. Be patient with me as I try and give you a summary of my life with her.
My parents divorced when I was six years old. I saw my father only on his days off. I never saw him on my birthday or holidays. As a teenager my mother constantly called me fat. One day before school started she took me to a clothing store for women who were sizes 18-30...I was a 10-12. So then I get married, have a baby. Whenever my husband and I wanted to go out my son would go stay with her. Well evening when she was watching him she called me accusing me of beating and starving my child. She was drunk!! Thankfully my son was asleep or I would have gone to get him at the moment from her. After that I told her that she would not be a part of our lives until she admitted that she had a drinking problem and got some help. I went three months without talking to her and only gave in because she called me everyday and emailed me constantly. She also turned my entire family against me. This past December my Grandmother(her mother) passed away..in her Will she left her wedding ring to me. Now my entire family has known since the day I was born that I was to get this ring upon her passing. My mother took the ring as soon as she died and has been wearing it ever since. I was told by family member to be patient, that I would get it. Yesterday I found out that my mother has been going to all of my family members telling them that I would sell the ring if I got it. So now Im being told that the ring is going to stay with my mother until it can be put into a safety deposit box.
I just cant understand how a mother can do all these things to her own child. I am greatful for all the things my mother has done for me but I cant take it anymore. She causes me way too much stress and makes me feel like a horrible person. How do I remove her from my life? I just dont know what to do. Please help!!!