I read a story on here from anonymous & it sounded exactly like mine. My mom abandoned me when I was a baby to pursue her own life. I bounced from house to house from strangers that had no problem taking her money. She has never supoorted me emotionally or financially & I was left to fend for myself having no family to support me. She was diagnosed with bipolar at 30. I have worked very hard to have what I have I live alone I dont have financial support for no one and now my nasty mother expects me to take care of her at 70. It wasnt until I read an article on here from an anonymous writer that had me tearing because everything she said was my story! Why do I have to feel obligated to take care of this nasty animal when she abandoned me. She gave me no emotional support or helped me financially with nothing! I also have no siblings to help me I had strangers in my life that gave me more assistance than her! I'm not putting up with her bipolar narcisisstic ways so selfish and disrespectful. I'm in a support group where I have learned no. I have become an independent woman & she can't hurt me any longer and so sad how she is wasting away. She repeats herself doesn't remember how to write a check and forgets we had a conversation about the same subject 10x before? Oh no I'm done she will no longer manipulate me or my life. I have kept boundaries and I don't let her know who my friends are what I do on a day to day basis who I know where I go shopping she sabatoges everything I do! She's a sick sick puppy and now with dementia Alzheimers no ma'am. Sorry I can't. I will help to a point. I will give you a place to stay but you will not direct the show. I will never be manipulated by you ever ever again. I will help you because I have more respect for myself than you but you will never control me or my life again. I will help with boundaries & no means no. My sanity is most important sorry you treated me like garbage & now I feel nothing for you but just sadness for how pathetic you are. Yes you did the best you could & it was sad and pathetic.