Our expert says:
Make it clear to her that you are very busy with your own life, and she must fill hers --- and the therapy will both help her to do this, and start by partly filling it. I'm sure your therapist is best placed to suggest answers to her enveloping statements and questions --- indeed role-play of some of the situations she creates and practising better ways to respond to them, could be useful. Mothers are indeed precious. Someone who insists on becoming a Siamese Twin is less precious.
If shes right ( and why shouldn't she be ) that her mother did this to her, you're talking about literally the habits of a lifetime, and the only manner of mothering she has ever seen
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