My Mother Used Me As A Skivvy

I have 3 brothers - 2 older and 1 younger. My father was an abusive alcoholic and he died when I was 17. When I was a young child, my mother made me do all the housework and the shopping etc. My brothers got everything and I got nothing - except abuse. Even today, in my forties, my mother feels it is fine to treat me like dirt. One of my brothers is the biggest waster on the planet - he is alcohol-dependent and a cannabis abuser - and he gets treated like a King. I have made the decision to cut all ties with my mother and my eldest brother is very angry towards me for doing that. I've tried to explain to him how I feel about the way my mother treats me and that, for my own sanity, the best thing is to have nothing to do with her, but he won't see it from my viewpoint. I made the choice not to have children because I didn't want to run the risk of becoming the same kind of mother mine is.
DP21 DP21
41-45, F
1 Response Dec 1, 2012

You should have children...we make choices everyday how to treat people...and our children...greatest thing I ever did was have kids

Thank you for replying. I'm too old to have children now! I'm fine with the decision not to have children. I may foster in the future!