I think I take my mother for granted, though I'm working hard not to. With no partner or family my mum tends to be the person I turn to when things are good, bad or in between. And if I'm feeling very low I'll often decide that I'll head to her place and hang out there for a while. I didn't have this option when I lived in Brisbane. I think I wallowed more there. My friends were around but most have partners and kids and I'm far from the most important person in any of their lives - which is understandable. I now try to be more resilient and even if I really want to hang with my mum or seek solace I hold off because I'm conscious she won't be around forever and I'll need to get used to relying only on myself!
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