Today mom announced that I don't include her in my social life enough. Let's put this in perspective. I moved half way across the country to her house leaving behind friends and a boyfriend (who has since flown the coup because he couldn't handle all the mama drama and who can blame him). I reconnected with a childhood friend here who I see maybe a half dozen times a year due to caregiving for Mom and the fact that my friend is married. I work 20 hours a week doing dog walking so as much as I love my doggy charges, a social life they do not provide. In between the dog runs, I use that time to run errands and maybe call one of my friends I never see. The rest of the time I'm here with mom. And yet according to mom, I'm "leaving her out" of my wild social life. S m h .