My mother and I were always close. However, in the past few years, she had a history of needing to go to the emergency eoom regularly. This caused a great deal of trouble for me professionally because I am a trial attorney. However, I just dealt with the backlash and took care of my mother. However, the for the past six months, it has become impossible. My mother has been ill constantly. She has had four emergency room visits, three hospitalizations and two long-term stays in rehab. She refused for a lengthy period of time to go to assisted living. Finally, I had to push for it because she now needs to be on oxygen 24/7. This has devastated me professionally and financially because I own my own law firm and can not bill to support the law firm. I have one local brother who can assist, but she refuses to ask him. Her response is "The girl is the one who takes care of these things." and "Men just don't know how to handle these situations." I was finally able to get her into a wonderful assisted living facility and took weeks away from my practice to make arrangements and move her. Now, she is constantly putting my husband and me down when we are the ones who do everything for her. She wants immediate action on minor errands, despite my presence being required in Court. She gushes over everyone else when they do the smallest thing for her. When it comes to my husband and me, the snide comments come out, no matter what we do for her. My husband is now very hurt by this since he has done more for her than he ever did for his now deceased mother. I have lost a great deal of business and my law firm is now suffering financially. Her health care providers guilt trip me when I can't take her to multiple doctor's appointments per week and need to hire a caregiver. I have spent thousands of dollars on her the past couple of months for her care and assistance. I have employees dependent on me for their jobs. How do others deal with these pressures?