How can I keep our caregiving situation from ruining our marriage?

1 answer | Last updated: Oct 13, 2016
Debbiekauai asked...

My mom has been living with us for two years now. She is very distant. She stares at the tv. If you try to talk to her she will not answer you or even look at you. She gets angry very easily. My husband and I do everything for her. Cook, clean, laundry, bathe her daily--sometimes a few times a day. She acts as if she hates us. She is ruining my 27-year marrage with the most wonderful man in th world. Not many would do what he does!! She is killing us and me. My health is starting to go down hill fast. She is killing us. I CANNOT PUT HER IN A HOME! I am an only child--that she has never liked :) Help us please!

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