Yesterday I went and bought a playstation for myself. I'm here with Mom all the time, and needed something to do that would keep me mentally awake.
Well the first time she saw me playing a game she started in on me. "That's the stupidest thing I've ever seen". But that wasn't enough. She told me if I'm going to play that damned thing, she's locking herself in her bedroom!
What can I do. She complains if I go anywhere. She complains if I talk to anyone on the phone. She complains if I put on a movie. She complains when I am here on the computer.
She totally expects me to spend every waking minute with her, staring at the walls! That's all the woman does! That and spying on the neighbors. I constantly get a running report on what everyone in the neighborhood is up to. ( of course it's her idea of what they are up to ). I no longer have a life! Can't go anywhere, can't read a book, can't watch a movie, and most definitely cannot listen to music! What does a person do in a situation like this.
Dad died six years ago. I have been living with her ever since. I had to quit my job while Dad was still living. They were constantly calling me at work, with every little problem. Mom has no interests, no hobbies and she won't go to any senior activities! She refuses to make any new friends. All her friends are dead. She doesn't want to do anything other than sit in her recliner and zone out, or dig out old pictures and stare at them. The only time I get to myself is when she goes to bed.
I am beyond burnout!