My mother, who never gave a shits ass about me, has not seen my children or me in almost 6 or months. She has failed to meet her new granddaughter, either. I came home to start a new career, be closer to family, and knowing my mother is bedridden and father and stepmother may need my help have gone on death ear. I really don't know where I belong. My dog has died, and I was foolish enough to buy another Yorkie. She is a puppy and is adjusting to life as we both knew it to be. I want this degree, but I want to escape reality.