Sister died from drug overdose, my mom is so reclusive and sad

Erin - posted on 11/02/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Its been over a year since my sister's drug overdose at 34. I know this is the hardest thing for our mom and she doesn't discuss it even though they were best friends. All my mom does is work 7 days a week and sleep. She rarely asks to see her adorable grand kids. The last time we had dinner she told us she wouldn't be around to see our kids graduate from high school. I'm worried she is past the point of caring about life... Or any of us.

-Erin

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Katherine - posted on 11/02/2011

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She is still grieving heavily. It's all about her right now and she probably needs to see a grief counselor.
Nothing you did has anything to do with this. I'm very sorry for your loss, I just lost a friend to the same thing.
She can't get through it and needs help. Have you spoken with her about this?
Missing your children's lives is an important thing but she just can't be a part of it now.

You have to kind of look at it from her point of view. Don't push her away even if that's what she wants. Demand to comfort her. Demand she get help. A year is a long time. She should be coping with this somehow. Sorry if I sounded harsh in any way, but you need ti have a heart to heart with her.

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Erin - posted on 11/02/2011

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Thanks Kathy. You aren't being harsh. I'm going to see if I can talk to her about grief counseling for sure. I just see the pain in her eyes.... It's terrifyingly sad.

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