I am struggling with having constant anxiety in dealing with, and even standing up to my 85 yo mother who is beginning to decline cognitively, including her becoming irritable and irrational. She has been living with me and my husband since March 2018 due to having a heart attack on top of existing spinal stenosis and horrible balance. We have recently sold her house of 55 years which was a real loss for her. She had been on and off being on board with selling it. Due to her health I no longer felt it safe for her to be there alone.
I have a constant pit in my stomach to the point where I am struggling to utilize healthy coping skills. My mood is becoming dependent on my mothers mood. Looking for thoughts of others who may be experiencing similar feelings.