I can't afford the financial or emotional price of taking care of mother-in-law!
For the past 7 years I've had both sets of parents with me. My husband & I are only children so we "thought" this would be the best solution since we were driving all over southern california going from one crisis to the next. Since then My Fatherinlaw has passed so now we are down to 3 parents. We also have 2 little kids. The economy has killed us financially so we are short selling the house & my parents are getting set up on their own in a mobile home park. So now I just have my mother-in-law (nemisis). Sound harsh I know but the last 7 years has just about killed me. My husband has found new work but its a 3 hour commute each way every day. So needless to say, it all falls on me. We can't afford right now to move closer to his work. She only has her social security & yesterday was declared legally blind. I can't afford to put her in assisted living, & she can't afford to pay it herself. SO any suggestions? My kids need their mom! I need a break thats longer than happy hour!