I know I'm Blessed to have my mother with me, but the past years of being her sole support system has taken a tole on me... Then, I feel guilty. I wouldn't feel as bad, but my mother likes to be involved in every aspect of my life and feels she 'knows' best all the time, which makes things difficult to take care of (not to mention how time-consuming and draining it is). I feel life being sucked out of me... What do loving caring, caring people in sensitive situations like this? How do you heal your heart and self-worth and go on with life? (beyond the friction and heart-ache of them fighting for there independence, while 'hanging' on to you all the time). Many would say get outside help, sure... I understand this... But, this goes beyond physical help... When this person only goes to you (likes to contradict you... In my case 'mother knows best'... ) while they can get themselves in sticky situations... How do you cope?