Mothers who say they will NOT be controlled.
I am the only child to my 76yr old Mother, who although has never kept a clean home, has become a hoarder over the years. Spending addiction on anything regardless of the need. Taking in several animals, even wild animals at any cost.
This might be honorable, as I myself work in rescue, but with the house a mess, and nothing being spent on necessities, her home has been abandoned by Friends and Family who can no longer handle the smell or the mounting storage unit that her entire house has become. She was just bit by one of her cats. Arguments broke as I insisted she see a doctor. She eventually did, but with her spoiled childish attitude that no one is going to tell her how to live keeps me worried and frustrated. Impressed that she can still climb roofs and such, but it's past dangerous. Example. If there was a hole in her ceiling she will decorate and cover with sheets. If she won the lottery, she would not fix the hole, she would just go buy "nicer" very expensive sheets. Mother is not suffering from any clinical mental issues. She is sane. It's a power play. Any suggestions.