Looking forward to hearing your response.
Continue to do your part of calling, emailing, and tenting. Your mother is getting those messages. You do not want her to come back down the line and tell you that you stopped communicating with her. Still show her that you care although it may be very awkward by any way that you can. Your children will continue to ask questions but simply tell them that Grandma has been really busy and she is working on some things. Unfortunately, we can not change the behavior and actions of others. But we can change ourselves which in turn will create a change in others. I do not think it will be healthful to completely shut your mother out of your life. I think the alcoholism may have a part to do with her behavior...which is another issue that must be addressed. She must seek help for that disorder which may have resulted in her present behavior. Oftentimes in MANY families, an individual will completely shut themselves off from the rest of the family for weeks and even years but they will eventually come around. Just give it time. Keep on doing your part. Let your mother know that you still care.
I hope that I have been able to shed some light on this issue...If so please ACCEPT. Have a great day.
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