Cancer: tearing families apart?

@mfrancq (1809)
United States
December 5, 2006 12:30pm CST
My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer a while back, and it seems like since then our whole family has changed. I understand she is going through a hard time, however, the family seems to baby her and blame me for her sickness. How did I make her sick? I try to be there for my mom but the only thing that I get is pushed away. How do you stick together in a time like this and not play the blame game? This breaks my heart, we should have gotten closer, not further! Any advice, etc? Please share.
1 response
@findcutegj (1466)
• India
8 Dec 06
I think thats the bitter truth. I have seen families sticking together in such times but most of hte times its the tearing experience.
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@mfrancq (1809)
• United States
8 Dec 06
It is very sad too, I miss my family and wish that everything would just work out. I think the last thing my mom needs is all this conflict and bitterness with everyone. Thanks for the response!
9 Dec 06
Cancer is so devastating financially, emotionally .... Speaking from someone who had Melanoma Skin Cancer, I pushed people away because I was scared...maybe that is what is going on with your mom
@mfrancq (1809)
• United States
10 Dec 06
It could be. I just want to enjoy the time I have with her without any of the bad feelings there. Thanks for the response and best wishes.