Mom (68) has expectations of my time and has an attitude. Help please.
Mom is 68, I divorced 4 years ago & she retired same time, she has expectations of my time & has attitude (compares me to her friends kids).
I live 45 minutes away and have been dating a great man (we do not live together)for 3 years w/children. I work full time and have made friends in my new community. I have a sister that lives 20 minutes from mom and spends VERY little time with her-she says it's because mom was not nice to her growing up which she wasn't. My parents are divorced, so I have my dad, stepmother, step siblings and nieces & nephews that I am very active with. **to make sure I spend time with mom and show her that I value that time, we set up an every other Monday schedule. However, this is not enough time or attention for her. She daily tells me about her one (new) girlfriend and how wonderful her children are to her and they stop by everyday...they live in the same city and, the daughter does not work. HELP! she's putting this guilt trip on me and I don't know how to handle this!