Consider the empathetic view: the situation in which you had a child who was clinging to even one deed that was something seriously opposed to the life you had brought them up in for their own good. Do you turn your back on your child talking to you? Of course not! What about when the conversation touches on everything except the way in which the child is trying to live in a way that is opposed to reality? That would be a very false way of conversing with you, wouldn’t it? Does that mean that all you want to talk about is that thing and nothing but that thing? No. What it means, though, is that your conversations would need to put everything else in their right relationship with that issue. If the issue is not being ignored, though, if your child had come back to you and was obviously making the best effort he or she could in good faith to come back and live in reality, then of course they could also talk to you about other things and bring you other concerns.
God is not a less caring parent than we are. God is not petty. God does not brood over injuries. God also does not avoid reality and does not lower expectations. God intends for us to be great saints, both splendidly joyous and unfailingly loving. God will not rest or let us change the subject unless that is the path we are on. That makes sense, right?
We should not think of Our Lady as a back door way to talk to God, in the sense that God is fearsome and out to get us and only softens up when she advocates for us. No, no! She is the Mother who softens US up and brings us around to “do whatever he tells you.” (Jn 2:5) Would the servants at the Wedding Feast at Cana had the courage to approach Our Lord about the wine situation? No, her intercession brought them to Our Lord in confidence (which was shown because they responded to his direction to “fill the jars with water” by filling them “to the brim” (Jn 2:7). That is what Our Lady does, as shown by Our Lord’s choice of his own darkest hour as the time to tell his disciple, “Behold, your Mother.” (Jn 19:27) She is not a “remedy” for hardness of God but a remedy for our tendency to be either fearful in a shrinking way or else lacking in virtuous fear of the Lord. She teaches us to approach in a way that is both in awe and yet without trembling, without fear of asking questions in prayer such as “how can this be?” (Lk 1:34)