Being mad at someone, especially someone so close to you, may cause a drastic change in your life.

However, something may catch your attention and cause you to change your outlook and make amends with the person you are mad at.

Your recent Delilah Dilemma really hit home with me. You were reminding a young woman how important it is to forgive her mom because you aren't guaranteed tomorrow. Well, I'm 45 and my mom is almost 76. My sister and I grew up without a father figure in our lives, believing that our dad committed suicide when I was just 3 years old.

A few years ago, my sister and I found out that our mom had not been truthful with us as to whom our dads were, and that we both have different dads. This really hurt me! I felt she had stolen so many memories from me by not knowing my father. I've tried to locate him but have been unsuccessful.

Since finding this out, I've distanced myself from my mom and I have gone months at a time without even as much as a phone call to her, when I used to visit daily. You reminded me of how important each day is. We are not guaranteed a tomorrow. My mom is getting up there in years and she has been through so much in her life. She has had an aneurysm burst along with several bouts of breast cancer. Yet, she always took care of us. I'm ashamed of myself for staying mad at her for so long.

My promise to you is that I am going to work on mending our relationship, starting today. I can't change the past but I can change the future. Heather

Have YOU ever been mad at someone very near and dear to you for longer than necessary? Share by commenting below!

Rachel Specht contributed to this post