I'll try to make this short! My mom has been an alcoholic all of my adult life (I'm 45). She doesn't think she has a problem. She living her life like she wants to. A few years ago she took a bunch of pills and was admitted to the hospital and held against her will. Long story short, her husband and my brother went before a judge, told him it was an accident, and she really doesn't have a problem. Soooo, she got out with a couple sessions of counseling. They did this because her husband can't do anything for himself-she waits on him hand and foot-and my brother needs her for money. They all live in IA. I live in AZ. we have had periods where I don't speak to her for months at a time because of how she is. She forgot my birthday for the 2nd year in a row and is the worlds worst grandma. Not so much as a card sent to my kids ever. She wouldn't even know when their birthdays are or their ages. I am at the point of cutting her off again. She causes me sooo much emotional pain that it is just sooooo much easier for me to block her out completely than deal with her at all. I don't know what to do anymore. She is like a complete stranger to me. Thoughts anyone?