71 year old mother has been living with me now for 7 years. My marraige fell apart after she lived with us for about 2 years. She is a non-compliant patient, depressed, demanding, depressed, panic attacks. I'm always giving in to her needs and taking her for drives to calm her nerves. I'm losing myself and if I tried to break free for a little while, she tells me I'm selfish. I'm the least selfish person you can find becasue I'm always giving to others and neglecting myself. I'm at my wits end but she's my mother so I feel guilty. I'm 52 years old and you would think I could handle her better. Brother and sister cannot deal with her and tell me it's better me than them. I just need encouragement but my friends get tired of me trying to vent.