I'm really struggling with the idea of going back to school to become a CNA. I have the opportunity, and it would mean more school on my resume, which means more job opportunity and right now I am out of work. The problem is I care for my handicapped mother, and I don't like it. Not because of the responsibility, but because of the emotional pain between me and my mother. She is narcissistic and emotionally abusive, which I'm not strong around. I take care of her because she is in constant pain. I think I would be a good CNA because I've cared for my mother for over 20 years and am no longer squeemish about things, but I don't know if I could stand caring for someone who might end up having a personality like my mother. If they were a sweet patient, I would probably love the work and feel maybe some true sense of rewarding work. I'm normally a secretary and haven't found any work in nearly a year. I'm just torn between not knowing if the work would be truly rewarding or would it be a reflection of the hell I go through with my mother. So, if I have a bad relationship with my mother, does that mean I'm not cut out to be a CNA?