My mother has always been a negative person, but in her old age (95) she has gotten much worse.
Visits leave me feeling like I just drank poison. She complains about everything from the food to the sad other residents who struggle day to day.
Today she went on a rant about rude a man was to have wet his pants in the lobby. And when another woman was close by, my mom loudly said "Nobody likes her!"
There is no softening these diatribes. React. Don't react. Doesn't matter. Her hearing is terrible and she refuses to get hearing aids.
I lost my husband a year ago and I need some space to grieve. I am exhausted by her constant complaining and am sad that I don't have one of those sweet mothers that others talk about.
I never thought that at my age I would still be putting up with this. I want my peace.