posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 10:42 PM
Well indeed, this is a sorry state of affairs. I wish I knew what to tell you. Do you think your Mam could be menopausal and having emotional
instability because of that? (Whatever you do, don't ask her about this, or mention it in any way) but it comes to mind as a possibility. Consider
it if she is age 50 or older. Since she has changed so much in the last two or three years, it may be she has developed symptoms of emotional,
hormonal, or mental health issues.
She's not drinking or using drugs, is she?
The older we get and the more time passes, the more opportunities for things to happen; to be said and done, which cause friction between older
relatives. I've seen it happen in my family too.
Obviously you are in a terribly spot. I'm thinking I would try to keep the peace with her, keep my relationship with her as best I could, and stay
out of the conflict with the other relatives. I wouldn't challenge her or argue with her too much.
Just a lot of "I'm sorry you're upset, is there anything I can do," kind of stuff, and change the subject to lighter topics.
This is probably not helpful to you, but I wanted to say "hi" anyway, and wish you the best. And Good luck, Babe! It sounds like you need it.