She is very aggressive towards me at 89 and I am at wit's end. I try to just let her rant but she won't let it go and I unfortunately respond back. I feel attacked and my own emotional well being is at risk. I have considered moving out of MY house to get away from her but I can't afford it. It's only getting worse and I have given up on the idea that maybe some day she would realize that it's not even feasible as she and my father in law are always in their living space in our basement and it's impossible for me to do everything she claims. Can someone tell me the progression of this problem? My whole life has been affected. Even though I know others experience the same thing, I'm just not sure I can continue to "handle" it. There's even been nights when we locked our bedroom door... for fear of what she might be capable of.