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03 Aug 2007

Why is my mother like this?
My mother is a pain. She tried to ruin my wedding by not attending (for stupid reasons I assure you). When my Dad passed I helped her sort out all the policies etc etc and what thanks do I get...Attitude of course! I told her to try and find things out for herself and she gets fed up threatening to sell her house etc. I know she is upset but I mean come on! She refuses to help herself (she is only 55) and just sits back expecting everything to be done for her.She always twists things around and makes as if she is never to blame. The scary thing is sometimes I catch myself doing or saying things she says. I really don't want to be like her. Any advice CS besides telling her to go to hell? Thanks
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

I wonder what's really going on on her side ? Some women, especially of that generation, have become so used to their husband dealing with all financial matters, that they panic when after his death they have to deal with such things. Telling her to go to hell may be tempting, but she'd probably expect you to go with her
Maria, I keep meaning to procrastinate like my dad, but somehow I keep putting that off....
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