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Do I give up on her for my own sanity?!
Posted by sianny25 on 29 January 2017.
I'm 25 years old and live with my parents still, I'm saving up to move out.. My Mum is 65 and has always enjoyed a drink. She is so skinny and hardly eats. As iv grown up I've realised she's an alcoholic, a functioning alcoholic. She can go a couple of days without a drink if she's trying to prove she's not alcoholic, but quickly goes back to drinking stupidly as soon as anything gets to her. She finds everything an anything a drama and cries over everything, if someone mentions something at tea time, she stops eating and says she's stressed now so cant eat any more. She gets up at 2pm and sleeps at around 4am then starts drinking at 4pm-ish stating that its normal because its not morning (but she doesn't get up until afternoon) if questioned, she says she is entitled to drink as she has worked all of her life and is chilling out and 'enjoying herself now' (when she just cries all of the time and becomes nasty and abusive anyway) - so not 'enjoying herself' at all!!! I've cried to her many times and expressed how upsetting it is to see her harming herself and wasting away (from not eating) but she never admits she has a problem. She blames everyone else when she's getting drunk, and says she's stressed cos my dads gone out without her (cos she was in bed all day) and she feels that nobody cares (even though we all show her how we worry and try our best to help) but she always comes up with different reasons to be upset or stressed so we feel that we are never winning. She super jealous about everything that is ridiculous and seems not normal. When you've tried so many times to help and cried your heart out, then got abuse, theres only so many times that you can want to help - im at the point now where I feel I should let her get on with it, and look forward to moving out!
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