NOTHING makes my mother happy and if it does it lasts only temporarily. She has always been negative, whiney, complaining, self entitled, immature and unhappy for as long as I can remember. Now she is older and prefers to only rely on me. I do not relish the idea of dealing with an emotional vampire, but she is my mother and does need some help. I have limited patience with these type of people. Any ideas of how to emotionally cope with a living doomsdayer without blowing your cool?