How can I encourage my mom to get out and DO SOMETHING??
My mom is 81. She moved out here to be with me from Florida in May 2011. She is a wonderful person but suffers from anxiety and depression. I have offered to help and organize trips and daily activities for her. She wants to do nothing and talks about going back to Florida all of the time. There is no family there for her to go back to. I try to keep her company - but there are times I want to do my own thing. She wants to accompany me with everything that I do and has caused strife between my boyfriend and my son because I have no time just for ME. She cannot afford assisted living on her SS income. I am just beside myself seeing her so unhappy and I am falling into a very dysfunctional situation for my own peave of mind. I am at a loss. I want to keep her safe and healthy - but I need to do the same for myself. I feel guilty when I want to go and do things for myself because I have to argue with her to have my own time... HELP!!