It is well established that the "martyred mother" in a dysfunctional family is the one controlling and manipulating the entire family. When you hear something like, "I tried to be a good mother, but..." you know the martyr is on stage manipulating.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO SOMEONE TODAY: Even when you feel you are too ill to make a difference, you can! We all can make a difference to someone, whether it is a loved one or a total stranger. Little ways count.