First post, thanks for letting me come here.
I am the occasional care giver for my mom - she is early 80s, has some health issues, but is of sound mind, independent, knows how to pay bills, use a computer (for the most part).
Her health issues have risen to a level of discomfort and frustration for her, and today seems to be that day. She is taking anything and everything out on me. Yes, I know that it is likely the pain talking but if my siblings were to call it would be much different on the phone with them.
I stood up to her today, and I don’t think she liked it much, and when I eventually saw her she had a hangdog guilty look on her face but would never apologize, about this or anything else.
I’m keeping my distance for the remainder of the day, I think it’s best. How do YOU cope when your elder/SO/etc does this. Going silent for a while will help but the anxiety is building inside me for the “next time,” it happens. Thanks.