I think Karen is right. You sound like a loving, caring person and I am sure that your mum would be proud to see you managing an adult relationship with the maturity that you are showing.
Have a look at this: http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome
I think I got this link from one of the other moderators here on HW some time ago but it is a really useful tool in helping people to think about
themselves and their situation differently.
Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.
"A gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if your not enough without it, you will never be enough with it." - Irvine Blitzer (John Candy) in Cool Runnings
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