I`m at Uni at the moment and tbh, I myself am struggling a bit as I haven`t really made any friends but whats really bothering me at the moment is that my mum is suffering really badly from depression. I phone home every night jut to see how everyone is etc but its been happening for a while and is getting alot worse now but my mum just bursts into tears whenever I phone and makes comments like 'I`m no good to any one anymore' that kind of thing.
Two years ago my grandmother passed away and only a couple of months ago my grandad passed away as well after his cancer spread. I understand how hard this must be and I can`t begin to imagine how I`d cope losing my parents but my mum has just given up on life because of this. She`s destroyed my family`s relations with my dad`s side by going on a rant and now she wants my dad to leave her as she can`t move on from it. I just don`t know what to do really as my mum has basically given up on life and I`m not sure she`ll ever get over it but its depressing phoning home for support and just listening to my mum crying whilst I`m away from home. I`m kind of just venting but really don`t know what do to and my family is kind of falling apart because of this.
What are the downsides?