I love my mom. She helps me get to appointments and protects me from dad. She hugs me when I cry, laughs with me and explains what is going on to others. But she is deeply hurting. I can see it all the time. My dad greatly affects her, along with the divide between me and him. She loves us both, but dad is abusive. He hurts her greatly and a lot. She feels like she is caught between me and him a lot. I am trying to lessen the feeling of being stuck between me and him, but I don’t think I am succeeding. No matter what I do, talk, compromise, show, give, dad never believes me, my illnesses, or the abuse. He claims that I don’t respect him, or I am ungrateful or that I don’t love him. I have emotionally distantced myself from him as much as possible, but my mom can’t. And she won’t get help. Being put on antidepressants final last year helped her some, but not enough. She won’t get help, no matter what I do. She is use to the abuse from her mom, family and now dad. I know I can’t save her, but losing her would kill me. I can’t even think of it. And if I leave, I don’t think she would last. Dad affects her so much but is staying for healthcare, for me, and because she loves dad. I don’t think she will ever leave, she’s just lying to herself and me. I feel like I am losing her and no amount of praise or love or yelling can convince her to help herself. I’m scared that one day, I will have to say goodbye to her cause she keeps affecting me, that it will be my emotional health over hers. I want to leave, but don’t have the financial means or the health to. Yet anyway. Mom doesn’t want me to leave because she will miss me, and I’m scared I’m the only thing tethering her to the place, or life. She keeps bring herself down after she fails me or dad and it is up to me to say she is not a failure, I don’t hate her, I love you every time she breaks a promise or emotionally collapses. I need to constantly assure her that she is not a failure, not a disappointment, I would miss you if you died. She keeps giving even when she can’t and then it falls back onto me negatively. I think she breaks promises with me the most cause she knows I don’t get mad at her easily. I am sad, frustrated, angry and tired. I am improving, but she isn’t. She won’t get help until I am helped, but it might be too late by then. I don’t know what to do. She won’t budge, just like dad. I feel like if I leave, she’ll die and it hurts. Please help me.
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