Fallen into depression & anxiety & family abandonment

by Julie
(Dallas, Tx)

I am a 60 year old mom of 2 wonderful grown kids. I lost my dad in April 2009. About 6 months before that I had to quit my job because he & my mom needed me to move near them & help. I couldn't do it financially, so my dad offered to help me & I accepted. Immediately after he died my brother took over finances for my mom - she gave him complete power of attorney. He was totally furious that dad had been helping me financially - he & my sister told me that they didn't want to have anything else to do with me, and have held firm. I have prayed & prayed for my family to come back together. My mom is 86 now, in the hospital & not doing very well.

Besides my children, my mom is the only family I have left & I have no idea how I will be able to handle her death when it comes. Jesus has me in the palm of His hand and I trut Him with all my heart. Even so I cannot beat this depression & anxiety.

I take care of a little toddler girl 3 days/week, but this week (thankfully) her grandparents are in town & are taking care of her today & tomorrow. Besides all that I'm in the middle of a move and feel paralyzed to finish up.

Please pray for me, my name is Julie, and if anyone can help, please, please offer me some advice.

God bless all of you,

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Mar 15, 2016
by: Anonymous

As to the awful way your brother is treating you. I totally understand, and am impressed that you have such faith to lay it all on the Lord. I will pray for you. I cannot tell when this all happened to you but pray that you are getting through.

I'd suggest you go to a lawyer for one thing and find out what you can do. Also can you speak to your mother???

Also a book called Boundaries, by Cloud and Townsend is very helpful. It will give you strength to keep persons like your brother at a distance, as he is not healthy!!
I pray you've found some solutions and guidance. THIS too shall pass. Jesus see's it all, and sorrows with you.
Kind Regards, and PRAYERS!

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