DEAR ABBY: I am a 62-year-old lady who has been a dedicated mother, helpful grandma and a good wife. I don't mean to imply that I'm perfect, but my heart has always been in the right place. I have been so used to being a mother that now I don't know how to stop. My children think I do too much, and it hurts me when they call me "annoying" and "impossible to deal with." I want to act differently, but I don't know how. I've been told I need to do something with my life other than help my kids. I know I deserve to be happy, but I don't know how to start. Can you tell me what to do, Abby?
- Melancholy Mama in Washington