Mom is constantly complaining about constipation. She is supposed to take Metamucil daily and drink 8 glasses of water a day. She doesn't. She constantly complains of stomach pains and worries because her mother died of a perforated bowel subsequent to an impacted bowel. I have tried nagging and she outright refuses till she's in pain. Then once she is in discomfort, she complies however it is too late. Then we have to hear about how uncomfortable she is, all the time. She swears each time (2-3x per week) that she is learning to correct her habits, but she is not; she simply repeats the same cycle to her detriment, my worry, and also my annoyance. There is no reason for her noncompliance besides obstinence.
I cannot be too firm with her or too annoyed because she is hypersensitive and gets very easily offended. Any suggestions?