Posted by Twinleaf on May 11, 2012, at 5:37:27
In reply to On a slightly different note, posted by Dinah on May 10, 2012, at 9:56:06
It's as though her form of strength is also a liability for those around her. Now that she is ill, it's harder to keep an optimal distance away because you naturally want to help and support her. In my experience, which is different because my mother was unusually withdrawn, facing these issues about one's mother are the most painful of all the work one can do in therapy, and also the most helpful and useful. I do hope you find that to be the case for you, too.