Do you ever get that gut feeling like your family is turning away from you? Like you're somehow expected to do things that you're unaware of?
My family members have recently been turning tail when it comes to my situation. I've done everything I could to prevent this but it's finally happening anyway. I try not to discuss my conditions or symptoms with family or friends because I don't want to seem like I'm complaining. At the same time, I might be bringing this onto myself by keeping them 'out of the loop'.
Both my parents died when I was 13 so I can't just pick up the phone and call mom. I can usually count on my grandmother to be happy to hear from me but that's not even the case anymore. She's been busy getting treated for breast cancer and almost every family member has been taking her to her appointments. I wish I could do the same but I have to have help from my husband to get to my own appointments. I physically cannot leave home without help - much like her.
Now I'm being treated as if I should be able to do more, like everyone else, to help her.
I have a very close local family yet I haven't seen most of them in about a year and they get together weekly for dinner. I'm perfectly content with sitting at home with my daughter and my sewing, but my family has always been my only friends.
I try to call everyone occasionally but now they won't return my calls. I haven't spoken to many of them in months. Is this in my head? Have any of you had similar experiences?