The best advice I have received here, to date.
Somebody I follow, and I don't remember who, had posted "on my mind"......
If they are giving you a hard time.....They are having a hard time.
THIS has helped me so much! When Mom gets cranky and demanding, I draw out of her what is bothering her, because she can't articulate it on her own. It usually comes down to the lack of independence and control over something small, but knowing what it is, I can either fix it, or help her accept it.
Now I follow quite a few brilliant woman, (and Bob of course) and I would really like to thank you again for this wisdom.
I wanted to discuss it for the newbies that might learn what I did. It has been a game changer for me.I am so much less stressed.
Ok, fess up. Who was it??? You deserve applause!