Worried daughter

Dear Queenie,

  Since I got divorced my mother hates my ex-husband and tells everyone bad things about him. She even tells our children bad things about their father. And if someone asks her not to talk that way or tries to disagree with what she is saying she gets mad and stops talking to them entirely.

  Queenie, she didn’t used to be that way. How can we get her to change back to how she used to be?—Worried daughter

Dear Daughter,

  Your mother may not be able to control the stress of your divorce, and she may have some physical condition that is adding to her stress. Try to get her to see her doctor for a check-up, and go with her so you can explain to the doctor what has been going on with her.