Financially she is independent but socially yes, she depends on me as she has no other family with her,she is in the USA.
I also am an only child and finding it difficult that my mother lives abroad and the family unit is broken because of it. I have to children who also hardly see her and i also struggle with childcare at times which i feel if she were with me would help a great deal. Both my partner and myself are employed.
My mother is getting on and suffers knee problems too, its just so sad that she has to go through everything alone, she has had knee operation in the past and had to rely on neighbours to check in on her while she recovered.
I do not have a visa, i am a british citizen through naturalisation.
I have been here for 30years.
This is a shame, i cant believe that your parent more or less has to be an invalid before they can enjoy family life in the UK.
Where are our human rights to family life?
Thank you for the information and your help, i guess we will never be reunited unless i emigrate to the USA with my family, which is less than likely as it will mean leaving everything we have accomplished and going to start again.
Thanks all the same.