My MIL used to tell visitors (especially her surviving son) that I am a horrible person who "throws her on the ground and beats her up." This was laughable and we all felt sorry for her.
However, now her stories are more "believable" and it scares me. For example: she tells my BIL that I am always mad at her and that I leave her in a dark room all day long. She also tells him that I say he is worthless and lazy. All of this is untrue. Period. But these new stories are no longer absurd and I worry that visitors will think there is some truth there.
So, I am afraid to go out because I don't know what she will say to person watching her while I am gone.
That's why I feel trapped.
Anyone else experience this worry? How do you handle it?