Mom is back on one of her angry moods, of course everything is my fault. She just left me a message that I'm no longer her daughter, all because she ruined her supper (she dropped the food on the floor). It went into the laundry list of how I decided to move away (she actually encouraged me as I couldn't find a job locally and I was getting to be an embarrassment - all 40 years ago). She now has the mantra of how she'd always talked about moving away long ago, how she wanted to move away from her parents who were too controlling after my dad died (well over 50 years ago, and not true one bit), and how her dream was to buy a home with me. I think it's basically she doesn't get the attention nor does she have the control she did when I was a child. Brother lives locally, does errands, but he's in and out. He doesn't share any personal details of his life. We both know that anything we can say can be used as a weapon later against us.
For example, she mentioned that a neighbor, who has severe dementia, was being moved far out of state with her daughter. Stupid me, I said yes, it was sad, because I'd heard her last year, as they walked her outside, the poor woman didn't even realize she was outside. It was pitiful. Later that week, I heard yes, how her daughter was a good daughter, and I was basically crap, because I didn't take care of my mother! It just goes on through every hurt, real and imagined. She'd told me years ago, that sometimes she'd just yell at me because it was necessary - I needed to be "taken down a couple of notches".
It's now impacting my own health. I just now blocked her number because I can listen to the voice mails, but I don't want to speak to her now. I dread every visit and every phone call. She will be 'sunny' for a little bit, then it'll go back to a very dark, angry place. Even if I'd say come here, move in, she'd revert back to a dark mood within a couple of weeks. She's angry at the world, angry at aging. She mentioned last night, about two brides who just got married, I hope they're luckier than I was. Same goes if someone celebrates a milestone wedding anniversary; she'll say she's happy for them (not really), then launch into how she didn't even get 20 years with dad. Dad died suddenly from a heart attack, and I seriously wonder now if the anxiety of living with her moods didn't play a major part. My brother has been to specialists for his health. I don't think it's all just coincidence.
She's clearly not going to change this late in the game, so I'm honestly at a loss. She will not go into "no damned nursing home" nor any sort of senior living, to her they're all the same, plus I owe her. That is her mentality; she helped me move a few times (insisted on helping). In fact, anything she ever did for me is now translated into - I did all that for you, now you owe me. I really think in her mind I only exist to fulfill her needs. I am not a separate person who has their own wants and needs. She sees me as the shy 10 year old I once was, who did whatever she was told without saying a word. If I say something, as in I'm an adult, I get the response, "you think you're so big now". Yes, I am big, I am in my 60's. I am not a child. Because I actually have a mind of my own, I am disrespectful, lazy, ungrateful. Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks for letting me vent.