Teen with toxic mama
August 10, 2010 7:51 AM Subscribe
Handling a teen-relative-with-alcoholic-mom...
posted by anonymous to human relations (17 answers total)
I have a teen relative who has a mom in the advanced stages of alcoholism. Mom has done some horrible things (elder abuse), so we aren't in touch with her. Teen is angry at us for not enabling Mom, and has said some horrible stuff to us, so we're not in touch with teen, either.
Despite this, teen is doing well with studies. What can teen expect in terms of caring/dealing with Mom? What is teen going through? I ask, to understand what teen's situation, and in case teen has a change of mind and decides to re-establish contact with us.