My spouse is getting more and more involved with his elderly parents who he always been a little unrealistic about. He generally dotes on them and hero worships one. This caused some stress in our marriage early on when it turned out that to me, they were just normal people. And actually, people I didn't enjoy being around much for various reasons. After a decade and some bad behavior on their end, my spouse finally listened and understood, and we adjusted how much time we spent with them. The problem is that with advanced age everything is up for grabs. He is closing ranks with his nuclear family and reverting back to being the doting and worshipful son. There is a health crisis with the "worshiped" parent and already my spouse is grieving and talking constantly about what perfect person/hero this parent was. I dread the death of this parent and the impact it will have on my spouse. And then the amount of time we are going to have to spend with the remaining parent. I know that I must find it in myself to be patient and supportive and giving, but I feel anxious and discouraged about the coming months and possibly even years. I come from a bigger family where the relationships are less emeshed, and aging is somehow less dramatic. I just want my spouse not to care so much and for this not to take over our lives, which I know is unrealistic given where he is at. Has anyone gone through this kind of situation before? How do I get past my feelings of ambivalence and resentment to be more supportive?