My elderly mother moved in with me 18 months ago. She can be quite over bearing, stuck in her ways and VERY overly critical. She has had a couple of meltdowns since moving in...once just leaving without saying where she was staying. She said when she moved in she did not want me to change how I live. Since then however she is unhappy with most things. The latest thing is the amount of washing we have...she likes to do this herself...I offer, she says no, I don't do it correctly or put it away quickly enough. Now it's too much for her and she wants to move out! She also is unhappy that my partner has moved in and doesn't join in with her nit picking of me. She says she feels awkward and he is lazy when I am not there. He could not be more helpful if he tried!! He is so supportive to me and his financial contribution enables us to stay in our home....I cannot downsize to a 2 bed house because of my mother living with us. The mortgage was a struggle for me. She immediately stated when he moved in that she didn't need to pay rent to me as I no longer needed it. She buys the cleaning products....then moans how much we use, counts the toilet rolls!! She does not like the fact I let my daughter watch tv in the living room in the evenings...yet I told her this is how we live before she moved in. She has a tv in the dining room and her bedroom and can watch her soaps all day while I am at work...but no, she insists on watching them at mega-tron noise level all evening. She says she is too old to change! I really cannot keep persuading her to stay yet I feel guilty that she is unhappy. She has never been happy for as long as I can remember! Sorry to ramble!!