How can I develop better coping skills in dealing with my relatively healthy, but frequently difficult 97-year-old aunt?
My aunt is not in poor health, thank God. Occasionally has back pain for which she takes aspirin or tylenol. Uses a walker sometimes but mostly a cane for support. We have a problem talking with each other openly and honestly without it turning into an argument and her saying things that make me angry. She denies having said this or that, so I'm unsure whether to even try to discuss much of anything with her. Just listening seems to be the best way to keep the peace...but it doesn't make for an enjoyable visit. I'm spending less and less time with her and that makes me feel guilty sometimes. Help!!