Re: Relationship with Mom Going Downhill
I think it is very sweet that you miss that close relationship you once had. If you can't sit down and tell her all the things you miss about her, write them down, and ask her to listen to you read them to her. Trust me, this is probably just what she needs to hear from you the most.
Speak straight from you heart, without any judgements, or critisism...and just ask her for what you want. I dont think there is any mother who wouldnt love to hear that. I bet she really misses you too.
I wish you and your mother the best.