I am what you would call the stronghold of my family. Iím the one who doesnít fall apart when everyone else is falling apart around her. However, recently, Iíve been having a hard time living up to that role.
My mother is very young, under 55 years old, and sheís been diagnosed with Pickís Disease. Pickís Disease is like Alzheimerís in the sense that sheíll lose her memory, but itís very aggressive and affects women and men at a much earlier age. Itís totally incurable. My mother is the greatest person Iíve ever known, and sheís done nothing to deserve this. St. Rita, Iím asking for your help. If my mother cannot get better, and I wish she would, I hope that you can give her peace of mind. She knows sheís sick and sheís so troubled by it. Please help her through this rough time in her life. Sheís missing out on so much, and I can tell that sheís so troubled by all of this. My mother was in a marriage much like yours, and I just want her to be able to enjoy the years that she has left with the part of her family that loves her.
In the midst of all of this, Iíve gotten engaged to the love of my life, and my father is disallowing me from getting married. Every time I even mention it to him, he comes at me with reasons why I shouldnít be getting married or reasons why he doesnít approve. My whole family doesnít understand why he feels this way. My fiancee and I have been together for over 4 years. My father and I have never had a good relationship, and heís very controlling. He wants me to be single so that heíll be able to control my life. He makes me feel very guilty for pursuing a career and a marriage. He continually calls me selfish and puts me down, and Iíve just lost all balance in my life. Please help me to find an answer to these impossible situations.