My 84-year-old father-in-law moved in with us and I'm having a really hard time adjusting to having to deal with another person in the house. Any advice?
My 84-year-old father-in-law moved in with us after my mother in law died. Me and hubby were having problems before this. Menopause grrrr. Anyway, I thought it would work because he's nice, quiet etc. Now its a constant battle for the big screen, (he has a tv in his room but its the old type). Hubby NEVER was into sports but now its sports and cowboy movies on the big screen all the time! Which is right up against our bedroom wall. So even my room isn't getting away. I work more hours just to get away! He eats every 4 hours, I eat maybe once a day! Me and hubby have been alone for 10 years! (Except the dogs). I'm having a really hard time adjusting to having to deal with another person in the house. I didn't want this! Hubby gets mad he tells me on my day off that I hide in my room like a teenager. It's the only time I have peace and dont have to cater to someone or fight with them for the TV. I have to talk to people all day at my job when I get home I don't want to talk but he talks over movies, talks with his mouth ful and spits food cuz his teeth don't fit right. When I get home I'm talked out and I like my quiet. But the tv is on and its talking time to him when I get home. Things that didn't bother hubby before really bother him now. How does that work? I spend a lot of time now crying alone in my room or on the way to and from work. I'm having a really hard time with this. Maybe its just me :(