Overwhelmed and Alone.
I don't know what to do anymore. For the past 2 years my daugters and I have been living with my elderly mother. Her heath has been constantly deteriorating. My youngest brother lives with us too but he's no help. He hasn't worked in 5 yrs and Mom is perfectly OK with his life of playing Warcraft. Meanwhile, me and my daughters never do anything right. The other day she yelled at my 15 yr old for taking a shower. My 12 yr old is convinced Gandma hates her, mostly because she says she does and that she doesn't want her living here. Everyday is a new battle. I have gained so much weight from the stress and have my own health issues to contend with. I have recently begun spending less and less time in the same room with my mother. You have to make sure you have her attention before you speak to her because otherwise she wont here you. She says she thinks I'm talking to the kids but what about when in school? She doesn't eat on a regular basis. She complains about my cooking but at times she has trouble preparing meals that she has made forever. Burning, undercooking... She also doesn't like to make veggies. Says nobdy likes them. I love my veggies! She complains about the bills, and I have done everything I can to bring them down, but then when I do manage to see one of them I realize that they are the same as when I had my own apartment and not really bad at all. She's becoming more and more forgetful and seems to try and cover it up by being argumentitive. She actually picks fights with us at times, especially with my 12 yr old. I really don't know what to do anymore but I know I can't hide in my room forever. Any advice?????