I started caring for my father after my mother's sudden death in May. I find myself losing patience with each passing day.
When my mother was still alive, I would visit my parents every weekend to help with various chores. The first thing my mother would do was complain about how stubborn my father was and how crazy it made her.
We saw how tired and frustrated she was and asked if she wanted help, but she always gave the same response - "I don't want strangers in my house".
Now that I have been caring for my father for the last six months, I understand what my mother was feeling. My father can be infuriating at times. I try to keep calm, but it is becoming increasingly difficult.
I exploded last night - screaming at him that I couldn't take it any more. Luckily, I left the room to regain my composure.
I know we are only human and there is only so much that can be done.
I'm wondering if anyone has any tips on how to be more patient.