My Family fell apart after my mothers passing

United States
April 6, 2007 5:15pm CST
I came from a large family and really thought that we would all keep in touch after my mothers passing. Well she passed away in 1998 and its been years since I have seen some of my siblings. When my caller ID shows one of them has called I know its going to be one of them needing something. Sad, and I can say I don't make any efforts either. just wanted to see if any one else has went through this. I guess with easter and today would be my moms birthday I was just thinking about it all.
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• United States
6 Apr 07
I think this is similar for many families. One person holds everything together (usually a parent). You may need to look at it as the circle of life. You move on and become responisble for a family of your own and naturally have less time for the extended family. Perfectly natural I would say, although a bit sad I would agree.
• United States
6 Apr 07
You are so wise before your years. I will keep that in mine and you are right I barley have time for the kids and their familys let alone the extended one.
• United States
8 Apr 07
although ive never went through it eye to eye..i have watched u go through it...and been in the middel in away..its verry sad..but maybe one day all will come together alright..
• United States
8 Apr 07
ive never been through it myself but been in the middel and seen u go through it its a verry hard place to be in..maybe one day all will come together well..
@Artsimba (1335)
• United States
6 Apr 07
My family fell apart after my father passed away. I've gone through the pain and know what your talking about and it's really devastating when this happens. But since it's been almost 10 years even though some things will never be the same at least some of the family are on talking terms, and God helped me and others in my family get through the difficult times and learn from the experience and know that I can have serenity in God when I do His will.
• United States
6 Apr 07
You are so right, time heals all but it would be a little better if the healing was done without all of the seperating of siblings.