Hi there, I'm a military mom, my 23 year old son is currently stationed in Afganistand, he is married and his wife and I don't really get along, we've had our moments lately, it's been a long, tough road, he's not been talking much to me at all lately, he's already been shot once while he was there, and recently came home for is mid-tour R & R, didn't come to see me, they are stationed at Ft. Carson in Colorado, they ended up going to Texas to see his dad, and her family, she and her family are living here illegally, and it seems to me that she really doesn't want my son to have anything to do with me simply because she and I can't see eye to eye on alot of things, I introduced them a few years back, when I had met her on MySpace, we became very close back then, and would write constantly, she was depressed, and I was reaching out to her, my son was going through something similar, and since they both lived in the same area, I thought it would be nice to introduce them, well they ended up hitting it off, and eventually got married, ever since they've been married our relationship has been strained quite a bit, there's also been times when they came our way, by-passed us to go see my parents and my oldest son, this has happened more than once, needless to say I was hurt, very hurt, I couldn't stop crying, he told me because his wife didn't feel comfortable around us, okay....we have never been rude to her, always respectful and civil towards her, so he and his brother came to see me one time, but only for a day, not nearly enough time for me, but like some of my friends have told me, that is was better for me to take what I could get, well I have not seen my son for a couple of years now, and this last time when he came home which was last month, I only heard from him once, and that was because I had to text him to see if he had made it home okay, so when we called him a week later after not hearing from him, his wife told us that he didn't want to be "bothered" and that he just wanted to rest & relax and enjoy his time while he was here (in Texas) well of course that hurt me even more, sent me into a downward spiral of severe depression, my husband has me admitted to a mental hospital for a week, I was so close to ending it, just seemed like life just didn't matter anymore, I've lost both my sons (my oldest son to bi-polar) he stopped taking his medications and stopped seeing his counselor and was becoming verbally abusive to me, so I had to set boundaries with him, told him that I did not want to hear from him until he was back on his meds, and went back to counseling, have not heard from him now for a few months, I just don't know how much more I can take, I have done my best to let my boys go and live their own lives, I am not very demanding, only ask my youngest son who is in Afghanistan to let me know he is okay from time to time, but I'm not even getting that anymore, so it leaves me to wonder if he is okay...this is getting to be overwhelming to me, not sure what to do at this point, any military mom's out there who have or are going through something similar? Would appreciate any feedback, advice and/or suggestions, thanks!
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