I have been estranged from my family for YEARS.
I left when I was 16 (now in my 30s) and it has been back and forth since. The last year has been better. My mother suffered some health issues & I think she realized the issues that were there & finally apologized, sincerely.
However, some things still drive me nuts w/the rest of my family.
My aunt, she is a bit well crazy plus she things she knows everything. She has NEVER had kids but always told my parents how to parent & is now trying to tell me how to parent.
Anyway, my mom went to breakfast w/them (I'm out of state) & my aunt bitched that she didn't get anything from me for Mother's Day. I have NEVER gotten her anything, I get she is my Godmother but come on she is not a mother. I feel no need, plus we are not religious. So now my mother wants me to call my aunt & tell her "Happy Mother's Day."
I just can't do it, if she wanted to feel "special" on a day like today she should have had kids (no there is nothing medically wrong that she couldn't have kids).
Call me a bitch whatever but I just can't do it.