My mother was a very difficult lady. She was widowed at 52 and depended on me for the rest of her life which was nearly 40 years.
If she had the slightest thing wrong such as a headcold I had to visit her and do shopping etc., although I was working part time and had 3 children.
Once, when I had a 3 month old baby she sent a friend in a car to pick me up and take me to her house saying that my dh could look after the baby.
She always said that if she fell really ill she would come straight to my house and I would have to look after her. Once when she was having medical tests in her seventies she made me buy a bed for my dining room in case she was terminally ill.
Now I'm a widow in my 70th year I don't want to be really needy, critical and demanding like mum, so I worry what the future will bring. I don't look like mum and our natures are very different.
I know my grown up children are "keeping an eye" on me in case I become like gran so I always try to stay positive, strong and independent.
Does anyone else have a difficult role model mum or dad for that matter and does it worry them.
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