February 21st, 2004

Gir!

Dealing with Mom

Anyone have any experience on how to find patience with someone who really needs it? I find myself getting more and more annoyed at my mother during her grieving process, not because she hasn't "moved on" (I know everyone goes through this at a different pace and in different ways), but that I'm getting so frustrated because she keeps focusing on the same things, things that had nothing to do with my father's death, and it seems like we keep having the same conversation over and over again no matter what I say or how I say it.

I find myself getting short with her. That's not good. She needs me, and I want to be there for her, but I'm finding myself in a place where my own frustrations are interfering.

Anyone? Argh.
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