Do any of you have particularly strained ones? Living across the country from the majority of my family, having wildly different priorities than them, and being unwilling/able to come home for more than a couple days at a time, once or twice a year, is completely ruining my relationship with my mother. Talking to her today (a "rare" [~every 2 weeks] event because our conversations rarely end well) I explained that if I come home for xmas I'd only be able to stay for about 3 days because I'd already made plans for the entirety of my winter break. Acknowledging this, she then suggested I come home for turkey. When I told her that the time constraints were about the same but that works out just as well for me she started screaming at me, saying I'm not being considerate of other peoples schedules, only my own.
I really don't get this at all. Maybe it's because she's a 51 year old widow? Maybe I'm a complete *******? Either way it's not doing my mental health any favors. Can't be helping her much either.