26th March 2017 and it’s Mothering Sunday.
Just by way of statistics, 1 in 5 women in the UK are not mothers by the time they are 45.
1 in 4 people in their lives will suffer mental illness. There is no gender difference here. It might be the your mother is psychotic, or she might have dementia , or she might have a narcissistic personality disorder.
I don’t know what the percentage is of people whose mothers are absent because they are dead/ rejected their roles at birth/rejected their roles later on.
You might have considerable caring responsibilities for your parent and a sibling who is not pulling their considerable weight.
Overall, it’s quite possible that your Mothering Sunday is not quite perfect. Mine neither.
I’m lucky I have my boys. Blessings counted. 1,2,3.