Husband has cancer and my kids are awful

Tina - posted on 01/09/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi,
I am heartbroken and devastated that my kids both hate me and I'm trying to care for my husband alone. He is their dad. We have been married 26 years. Our kids have never wanted for anything and have had good childhoods. Now my husband has stage 4 colon cancer and I try to lay down rules and they won't accept them. Only thinking of them selves. They refuse to do chores I ask and when I press the issue they call me names and my son even got physical with me. My poor husband wants peace and he deserves it. These rotten kids have ruined what mY be our last year together. We don't know how much time he has. My youngest 18 (daughter) moved in with her grandma (my mom) and the grandma is equally hateful.
Has recently stolen from me, ect. My oldest, my son, lives at home and treats me like trash. Either he ignores me or he is calling me names. I tried to give him a gift today and he threw it at me.
I can't even cope with my husbands Illness he is my whole world. And now this? The kids helped turn my mom against me too. So now they've all ganged up on me and all I've got is my husband. No friends. My best friend died of cancer last year. I feel that I don't want to live either. I think of it a lot. Without my husband I have nobody.

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Chet - posted on 01/11/2014

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I'm really sorry... so, so sorry to hear what you're gong through. My cousin has stage 4 colon cancer and it's terrible.

I don't have any real advice. Nothing other than to focus on yourself and your husband right now, as his needs are so great and his time is probably short. It sounds like your relationship with your children needs some serious work, but I think that for right now you should probably just let them be how they are and not to take it to heart.

Maybe try to find a support group or online forum where you can connect with other people in your situation - colonclub.com seems pretty good. Their forums are under the Talk section.

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