My son's illness

by Betty
(Archer Florida)

I just learned that my son was diagnossed with LYME disease. He's 55. And he lives in Pa. I live in Florida. I have had a difficult relationship with him for the last 35 years. And I haven't seen him in more than 10 years. I love him very much and I feel sad about our bad relationship. My relationship with daughter is not much better.

I credit part of it due to 2 divorces. So I feel no one has my back.

I have been reading this web site for a long time and I can see that lot of you feel comfortable expressing your true feelings. So I suppose we can do that here.

I hope everyone is having a great summer.


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Dear Donna
by: Betty

Thank you for your response to my first writing on this retirement site via Wendy.

I haven't sent the card yet but I did call him the day after I learned of his Illness. We talked a few minutes and he had to hang up when his wife came in and told him it was time for them to go. They are regular church attendees.

At that time I told him I love him more than he'll ever know. He said he loves me too.

Thanks again.

Son's illness
by: Elna Nugent, Lenox, MA

Dear Betty:

You say that you feel that " No one has your back".
I wonder if your children feel that way as well. Do they feel you have their back?

Ask yourself if you can admit that you have contributed to how your children feel about you….and vice versa.

If ever there is a new way to begin your future, find a way to let your children know you love them and are sorry if they don't know it. Ask them about their lives and listen. "Listening "is the kindest and most rewarding thing you can do for your children, and for others as well. And I mean really listen and be there for them.

Blessings to you and your family.

Some Lyme disease
by: Donna Augusta, Mo

Hi! Betty,
Sorry to hear about your son. I am also sorry to hear about your relationship problems. I feel like now could be the time to reach out. Send a card and wish him well. It is worth a try.
Hope you have a great Summer as well

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