I am "temporarily" caring for my 81 yo mother while her back heals from a fracture. I live in a different state and just retired so I have the time. I have now been here almost 2 months and if she asks me one more question or questions one more thing that I am doing I think I'm going to blow a gasket!!
This is probably not the forum for venting but my children and sister are tired of hearing it and they are all working and cannot help. I am grateful that my sister will be able to relieve me for 2 weeks soon but the past few days have been a horror. I have a separate space in the house to escape to but then she calls me on the phone to ask if I want to have a meal with her... I know, such a horror - lol. But it's CONSTANT talking and EVERYTHING has a 10-20 minute story to listen to.
I am more of a loner/recluse in MY life so this constant activity and talking is getting to be too much without more of a break. I really needed to vent and probably to should get a journal for venting.
I apologize if this was inappropriate. I've been on this site long enough now to know I am not the only one going thru this. If "you" can stay strong so can I.
Mom has been going to physical therapy and it has helped tremendously. We’re also selling her house of 49 years and moving her to be close to family. She is going willingly and has been looking forward to it but of course is also scared of such a big change.
thank you again and I am so glad to have found this site!!
I like the idea of letting her know that you have a scheduled time without interruptions. Then you have something to look forward to and she knows when she can call again.
Develop a need for at least one two-hour silent time a day. Have a doctor’s appointment that tells you to rest to reduce your blood pressure. Decide that you are writing a book. Whatever story you like, but you simply have to have that two hours without interruption.