How do I tell my sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law that they need to help me out more with their mother's care?
All my husband's siblings work full time. I do not. My husband and I live the closest to his mother, but 2 of the 3 siblings live close enough that they could be doing more for mom. I think they think because I am currently home, that I should have to help her with all her chores, do all her shopping, take her to doc. appts., etc. I even took care of her after heart surgery, and then this last year, a stroke! My husband lost his good-paying job 2 years ago, and finally found an OK job just 6 months ago. I need a real paying job! I'm the type of person that feels "obligated" to be here for her...Why don't they feel the same? She treats me like one of her own. We are very close. She is very appreciative. She gives me a little money here and there or buys our family a dinner out, but I certainly don't expect her pay me. It would be nice if her other kids recognized my efforts! I'm sure, after reading so many postings on this website, that many of you have had this exprience. Any, well, nice, suggestions on how to handle this???