When I came home after a long Sunday out, I asked my mom about my pet’s vet visit and every time I spoke, my sister sighed. My other cat has cancer and my mom said that every time me and my sister are home we have to take care of her and that I just can’t be going out. But I told her that the only times I went out during the week were to work or to get driving lessons. My sister sighed again.
When I went to see my kitty with cancer I saw that her post-surgery cone was put on with the clip half way in the loop so soon to fall off, and with the clip out the outside instead of the inside so part of the cone angled out, getting caught on objects, and that the string that tied it was untied. I asked my mom who tied it in an angry voice and my sister said to my mom that she will never help with my sick cat again. I felt really angry at this point that she would think about protecting her pride instead of caring for our cat that has about 1-3 months left to live. I told her her that it’s not about her ego but about caring for the dying cat with compassion. I don’t know if I was out of place here. She then started to swear profusely at me, and my mom came to me and said my name a few times with exhaustion, telling me to stop triggering my sister, basically.
Every time my sister does something wrong, I get disciplined. I tried talking to my mom about this but she walks away and tells me to take care of the cat and makes me feel guilty for bringing it up. At the same time she spends time with my sister, listening to her complaints about her poor physical health. I feel really frustrated. Am I being crazy? Sometimes I feel like I’m going crazy and I’m not sure how to deal with my mom and sister. They really want me to be considerate of them…listen to their complaints, but when I start to show emotions, they walk away or roll their eyes. How do I deal with this situation? Thanks for reading. Feeling kind of hopeless, sad and confused.