My mother is 78 with a sufficient monthly income and a very healthy portfolio, but has become panic-stricken and obsessive about the notion she is in a "financial hole." My husband and I relocated from our very good jobs in Chicago to be near her in Kentucky, as she was needing more help, but no matter what we do or say she is like a broken record about her finances. I try to reassure her, and we even went to her investor to reassure her, but she's absolutely beyond reason. I am at my wits end with her. Her negativity and irrational panic makes me very resentful, as we gave up quite a bit financially to be close and help her, and she seems not to recognize that. I have no idea what to do with her, but she's about to drive me back north!