I started a new job at the beginning of the week. It is scary, as it is something I haven't done before. Yesterday my mother asked me to meet her for a celebration meal. As soon as we finished eating she told me she had disinherited me because I have had mental health problems and I might waste my inheritance. I have always held down a full time job and have never been in debt. I am the eldest of 2 children, so the younger gets all. My mother has always been a cruel person so I wasn't terribly surprised. On reflection I feel terrible anger now rising. My mother is a staunch Catholic and knows I am not heterosexual. I believe this to be the only true reason for her decision. The problem is that she has been consistently unkind to me since I was born. At this point, surely neither of us could have known my future orientation. My sibling has always been worshipped by my mother. We have the same father (deceased 16 years ago). Please could someone help me to understand what is going on. I have no wish to persuade my mother to change her mind. However, I do wish to cease all contact now. Is this wrong? Whilst I do not wish to die, it represents the path of least resistance. And no, I don't want to die to punish my mother. I desperately miss my partner who died 12 years ago. I am also disgusted with my sibling who knew and acqiesced. Is it appropriate to sever my relationship with both parties and try to just focus on the job? Every time something good happens to me my mother destroys it, if she can.