Dottie

Biddeford, ME

#1 Dec 25, 2012
I am a mother of 2 adult children age 28 and 32. I love them more than I could ever explain and am so very proud of them. They both live out of town.. The older son has been in town since last Thursday, has not stopped in to see me and has called twice, said he would be over and does not show. Today is Christmas, I did not even get a card from them or a phone call to wish me a merry christmas. I went out of my way to make sure their gifts were to them by Christmas. I feel very hurt that my children come to town to visit their father who is sick and can not take an hour out of the 4 or 5 days they are here to visit with me. I have the room for them to stay with me but they would rather stay in a hotel. This is an ongoing situation not just something that happened this week. They call when they want something and I jump when they ask me to do something for them. I have been sitting here by myself crying all day because I am alone and it doesn't seem to matter to them. They tell me that family is very important to them but if I call they either don't answer or they are busy and will call back and then forget. I have stopped calling because they never want to talk. I am hurting and do not know what to do. I don't want to loose them but after today I just want to quit my job, pack my bags and just disappear. I know they wouldn't even realize I had taken off. I went out of my way to make sure they had the best i could afford and went without so they did not have to. They both are college graduates have great jobs, spend holidays with friends and in laws and I am the one always omitted from all functions. Is there anything I can do to get over being so hurt and left out? I tried talking to them but they don't seem to understand how i feel and want to be included in their lives and that I am their only mother and will not be around for ever. I need some suggestions as I am getting more depressed about being alone and their uncaring for me

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