By low_expectations - 18/10/2020 02:08 - United States - New York

Parental guilt

Today, my mother tried guilt-tripping me about coming home for the holidays by explaining that, “according to average life expectancy,” she and my father could be dead in the next 10-25 years. I’m already coming home for the holidays. She knows this. FML
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By  Chazzster  |  21

(1) Until Mom learns that you don’t respond to guilt trips she’s going to use that. Ignore every attempt she makes to use that “tool”. If you’re on the phone just say you have to go, say “bye” and hang up. If she calls right back, let it go to voice mail...

(2) If mom already knew you were planning to come over, maybe she forgot or she has the beginnings of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Keep an ear and eye open in case dementia or Alzheimer’s is the case.

By  Jonkbaby  |  21

Parents do get like this as they get older. Do an eyeroll, but also make sure to appreciate the time you do spend with them. And make sure to check in on them