It is simmering just below the surface, however, my mother wants to baby me and would prefer I was alone with her. My husband is well aware of her competitive spirit, he is right - she is wrong, however, I need to take care of the 'person' and can't compromise that with her right or wrong. I am in the middle - they even talk through me to each other sometimes. I had to ask her if she would come out of the bathroom for him. It's tense and tiring.