Having trouble not letting Mom affect my life.
She doesn't live with me. In fact, I live an hour and a half away. I used to feel I had to do what she said for many years. Last three or four years trying to separate from her. But she still has too much affect on my emotions. This is silly. I am supposed to go out to dinner with my brother-in-law and nephew tonight. Mom is not answering her phone right now. Long story. She calls every few days. I think she is going to call today. Bit unsettled waiting to see and hoping she calls before we leave. She will leave a message on the voice mail that she will call later if we aren't here. Of course, there will probably be two messages. Because she doesn't wait too long to try again. I don't want to be waiting and wondering what she is going to say, is there a new problem maybe? Been working on distancing myself emotionally for three or four years. Still having trouble.