It's a vicious circle! Has anyone else ever just walked away?
Well, I've had my 91 year old mother home for weekends for the past several weeks from the assisted living facility. All but one Sunday before I take her back for the week, were horrendous. She doesn't want to go, she becomes abusive and irascible with me. I'm sick and tired of this whole thing and just wish she'd die. I tell her I can't take care of her during the week, and since I'm her son, I can't clean her up after she's soiled her Depends. She's only had that problem at home one solid weekend, but I can only see that getting more frequent. I told her I was looking in to getting a day care 9-5 5 days a week after my schedule calms down. I'm working 2 jobs right now and her irritability just makes me hate her more and more. I want her gone, but as an only child, I feel responsible. Someone earlier told me, I'm the only one my mother CAN yell at. No, I'm not. She's yells at everyone, but is meanest with me. I feel torn: I love her and hate her at the same time. I just wish all of this would end. We do better with our pets: when the quality of life just isn't there, we euthanize them! My mother keeps saying she wants to die, but something just keeps her going. I think she's doing it for spite. i just wish she'd get what she wants. I'm 69 years old, and have a bad heart, hi BP and cholesterol and prostate problems. She's going to outlive me as it is. Has anyone else ever just walked away?