I am 26 years old and all my life I have tried to bring my family together. Now I am married and have children of my own, I have invested approx. $25,500.00 in making an addition to my mom's home so my family and I can visit from time to time. Now I realize my mother never really loved me and had no intentions of having a normal family life but rather she loved what I could do for her. We are not speaking at the moment for she had done something very terrible to me while I was on vacation their with my children and I am afraid the relationship is non reconcilable. I have decided never to go back to my childwood home and not deal with my mom or my siblings ever again. I have also decided to give the apartment I have made to my youngest sibling, I am the eldest of three. but it is hard because I know in my heart I could never go there, but what is harder is how I tell my children when they are grown and want to know my family that mommy does not have any?