This is my first post and I’m not sure if this should be in this forum.
My mum lives near Glasgow, and I live in England.
I am an only child.
I last visited at the end of February and, because of lockdown, haven’t seen her since then. She is a widow of 30 years, and, at 89, has outlived all her relatives and friends, so has no visitors. She manages all her affairs, has groceries delivered, and only leaves home when it is absolutely essential.
She has never wanted or needed help at home.
I call her every other day, and she is fine mentally, and chats quite happily, but is adamant that, I should NOT visit, especially since there has been a spike of cases in that area.
She has always been self-sufficient and capable - learnt to drive without telling my dad and then told him he should learn too - to keep up!
I accept that she has the right to make these decisions and I don’t want to cause her worry or upset, but the prospect of this going on for months is a difficult one to accept.
I know that there isn’t really an answer to this, but just wanted to know your thoughts.
Thanks for reading.
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