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My mum lives in WA. My sister and I live in Tas. My mum recently visited us in Tas. She came for my nieces wedding and for my grandsons 1st birthday. My sister and I aren’t on speaking terms. I tried to organise time for mum to stay with me, I let her know after a certain date, I wouldn’t have room fir her to stay. But there was a whole week and a bit she could’ve stayed. She agreed and said she would let my sister know. A couple of days later, she says she has to cancel plans with me to accommodate my sisters plans :( She said she would definitely still attend my grandsons birthday. And she did. But that is the only time I heard from or saw her. Even tho she said she would organise other visits. I am very hurt by this. Mum is 86 and a bit doddery so it was most likely her late visit to Tas. To me, she not only shunned me but also my son and daughter (my son lives in Victoria and arranged to be in Tas at the same time as my mum so she could meet her first great grand child) and my grandson. I just don’t understand how she could do this. When I mentioned this to her, she tried to turn it on me by saying I should’ve picked her up etc. Which we would’ve organised if she had let us know her plans. Am I over reacting or do I have every right to feel this way?

Posted anonymously, 11th April 2017

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  • Your feelings are justified,I’d be really upset and hurt by this too!


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