My situation is such that I know my only option is to stay with my mom (86yo, multiple ailments) to try to care for her to the best of my abilities. So my question -or rather my plead for help- is to ask how do you do to truthfully not let what an elderly parent says or does affect one so deeply?
I am an only child and every time my mom yells at me, stops talking to me, refusing to eat, etc., as a defense mechanism, which really is coming from a deep depression, it really affects me.
Likely because caregiving is the most important role I currently have. I just want the best for my mom, but need to survive myself.
How do you preserve your sanity?
I truly feel completely lost.
May God bless you greatly caregivers🌹