What should I do about my abusive mother who is dying?
My mother has been a full blown alcoholic and drug addict for as long as I can remember. She was abusive to us as kids and she is still, extremely verbally and physically abusive. I have not talked to her for years, but a family member called me to say my mother is dying. As a child, my mother beat me, locked me in a dark closet for days and did unspeakable things to me. We also went without food, water and heat and sometimes even a home. I want to see her before she dies, but I know she will just be really verbally abusive and also try to hit me. Other family members report she is still physically and verbally abusive, even though she is dying. I want to see her, but I do not want to be abused, what should I do?