Not asking a question, just venting. My mother is 82 and my 58 year old brother lives with her. She is so negative about everything except him. He does no wrong, even though he is a thief. She locks her purse up because he will steal money if she doesn’t, but if I say something about it she changes the subject. She has something negative to say about everything and everybody. My best friend’s daughter in law posted a picture of her 3 month old son in a carved out pumpkin and my mom commented how stupid it was! I thought it was adorable. She depends on me for everything and has no problem telling me what I should and shouldn’t do. When I was a young mom and needed her help I admit I consulted her about everything but now I think I’m capable of making my own decisions (I’m 48). She’s not going to change and I really can’t distance myself from her, so how can I deal with her negativity without it making me negative!