Dad has dementia. Mom is an alcoholic. My mother was unable to care for him and was becoming verbally abusive toward him. I had to move my dad into memory care early last year. Mom continues to drink and is very nasty and bitter. I can barely be around her for more than about 15 minutes. She seems to want everyone around her to be miserable as well. I no longer view her as my mother, she is just a nasty old woman that I am now responsible for. The thought of "mother's day" makes me a little ill at this point. Anybody else have such a lovely family dynamic?? How do you handle mother's day? I don't have children, so mother's day in that regard is not part of my deal. I am an only child and my parents have alienated all other family members and friends. It's just us and my poor husband.