How do I roll with the Jekyll-Hyde transition my mother-in-law is going through?
Pratically overnight, she has made the transition from not much to say, but kind and obliging when spoken to or reminded to do something she needs to do, to this bossy, critical, demanding, snarky, impatient, uncompassionate person. She now tells me that "everytime we have a conversation it ends up in an argument", I have no clue what she is talking about here and told her I felt this was a gross exageration, and "you are asking me unecessary questions", telling me that I am basically not allowed to ask her any questions that she deems unecessary, and my personal favorite, "I am tired of being asked what I am doing, or what I am not doing, or being reminded what I should be doing, or should not be doing", to which I replied would she prefer that I not remind her to drink her water, take her pills, eat, etc? She said no. You can see my dilemma. Am I supposed to let her be and let her flounder about so she can feel independant and on her own? This roller coaster ride is not fun for me.