"How do u Comfort my Mother in times of Trouble"
August 5, 2008 6:45am CST
How would you comfort your Mother when she feel so depressed in everything that she encountered in her Life because in my Mother when I would see her Crying I always give her comfort especially in the night that we can tackle all the Struggles and give her a big Hug, What about you Guys, Can you Share it with me........
7 Aug 08
Hello iyah10, My mother is a very sensitive person and I think it is because of her old age. She is 70. As my father had passed away years ago, she feels lonely. She always travel and staying with her different children and it makes her feel uncomfortable sometimes. Whenever I realize that she is lonely and down, I will just have a talk with her. Sometimes I will just give her a hug and I always show how grateful I am to have a mother like her. She needs attention and that's what I am trying to give her.
• United States
5 Aug 08
I understand what you are saying. My mother suffers from depression. There are times when she is okay, or at least appears to be okay. Then there are other times that for her it seems there is no hope in the world for her or any of her problems. She had a very tough childhood and now as an adult she has some issues as well that are painful to her.One thing that helps her is for me to just spenf time with her and LISTEN to her. What I do is go to her house daily and just sit with her, have a cup of coffee and listen to what she has on her mind. She sometimes tells me stories about her childhood some good, some not very good at all, but I know she likes it that I take the time to listen to her. I try to give her the best advice I have and I point out the positive things that she does have going on in life. I also remind her of how things could be alot worse than they are. Sometimes I bring my children over. She likes to spoil them and they enlighten her mood. I dont know how often this happens with your mother or how severe it is but there the option of counseling and depression medications. Did your mother ever seek treatment for depression? Maybe she could speak with a counselor regularly though, I know for my situation, my mother doesnt like the whole counseling idea, but she does see her doctor and is prescribed something for depression. And it did help some. Overall though I would have to say just being there with an open ear is one the best things that you can do, I even like that if I myself am going through something painful. I hope everything works out for you and your mother.