I am a 46 year old male taking care of my 86 year old mother-in-law. My wife works long hours and I am having to do so many things. I thinks most days I just need someone to talk to doing the day. On average my wife is gone from the house from 7:30 am till between 6:30 to 8 pm. Its so much harder than I thought it would be. We have been living here for 18 months now.