How do I deal with having to live with elderly parents who are always arguing?
I am in my late 50's and living with my parents who are in their 80's. I work full time. My Mom has Alzheimer's, glaucoma and chronic fatigue. Consequently, the house is a mess to the point that there's nowhere to sit down because any chairs, couches and tables are full of "stuff" she won't throw out. I do what housework I can on the weekends (laundry, sweeping the floor, cooking meals, etc.). My Dad is frustrated and angry and says he's tired of living in a "garbage dump". They yell and scream at each other, call each other names and it's getting to the point where furniture is being overturned in anger. I suggested in-home assistance with meals, etc. but they don't want strangers in the house. I'm tired of having to listen to all the fighting and would love to get my own apartment, but I would feel guilty leaving my Mom with all her health issues. Help!