First of all, I do not like to describe my mother this way... It hurts. But it is honestly the first thing that comes to mind... A Loose Cannon. Ok, brief history. I have come to live at home with my mother so I could help her and she can help me. She has many health issues. I am helping her with household tasks, errands etc. She is helping me with a roof over my head so I can prove stable housing in my Custody Cases. She has a reverse mortgage on the home and I pay for my phone, insurance, and half the utility bill. Basically we are assisting each other... Also, in the history I used to have a substance abuse problem. It caused issues with my family approx 2.5 years ago (my active addiction lasted relatively one year (late bloomer I suppose)... I have since detoxed (Jan. 2015), completed 6 months of women w children inpatient rehab, 3 months in sober living transitional housing and have been and still am in out patient therapy. In addition I go to a maintenance doctor and take parenting classes. Throughout all of my self help - I have found myself. I have become the mother my children deserve. I am stable, level, patient and responsible. Not trying to go on too much about myself but trying to paint a picture for the situation I find myself in today. My mom, she was always the cool neighborhood mom - all the kids loved her. She gave me a magical childhood for the most part (she did have a drinking problem but quit years ago). I am an only child. My father passed in 1999. Growing up tho my mom did hold anger in for days and "torture" me so to speak never knowing when she'd speak to me again. She has too, always made a mountain out of a mole hill (as does my Aunt who is a carbon copy with extreme OCD)...My mom has ALWAYS (and I know I should steer clear of "always and never" but she ALWAYS has had a fond appreciation for an audience esp after an argument. Her favs have been I am unstable, mental, delusional, unappreciative etc. The only other person I remember her ever bashing this way was my dad... Feel like I am all over the place - sorry - but let me get to the present. Since I have moved back in - Jan of this year 2017 - My mom has been off the wall. I keep my room clean, clean up after myself, help her, occasionally see friends but for the most part - I am preparing for a mountain of custody and divorce cases. At first I included her on the "goings on" of my cases (patiently explaining when she was frustrated and didn't understand etc).. then it started - in little ways. Like I went out to get some air and take a break from petitions etc. She complains when I wake her so I left her a note I'd be back in 20 mins. She was very put off when I returned - saying "WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU GOT AIR? I'm worried about you. Your not stable. Your flit from here to there with these cases (note: they are complex and hard to explain) and its not healthy - spending all your time in your room working on that stuff (note: if I don't stay in my room to do my work I can not concentrate bc of my mother)." I calmly tried to tell her that I was adhering to my responsibilities and taking breaks (ie. getting air) to not get to bogged down. I asked her if I could use a cream of hers. She said "yes". So I did. Then she said "don't use too much" - I said ok. Next day she calls me to her room for a "sit down", she has this lil box with notes taped to it. She says,"I don't want you using all of my stuff. And I'M NOT GOING TO LIVE LIKE THIS!" (referring to her lil box). I calmly stated that I wasn't making her live like anything and if she didn't want me to use something - just say so. NP. Then after she was fussy over something else I can't even remember she called my elderly Aunt - over to grocery for her (after I said I would) - but shes too proud to ask me I guess when shes in a mood. Well that day I was already late to meet my attorney. My Aunt comes in with enough food to feed an army. Mom says "Lisa. Put this stuff away". I said I was going to be late. I put away cold things and said I'd do dry later. I left. When I returned my mother explained that her and my aunt, all were "hysterical" and had called Adult Protective Services and the State Police. She told me she was filing for my eviction after the weekend!! AND NO I am not leaving anything out! I was stunned! Upon speaking to her, she then stated she wasn't going to evict me and she just said that bc she was pissed over the groceries. I am seriously looking for the candid camera at this point. Running out of space. Basically the healthier (mentally and physically I get) the more childlike and hurtful she gets. Awful blows to me regularly. Hanging up phone. Making "yapping" motions w her hands when I speak etc.Shes projecting her behaviors onto me. Suggested therapy (family) and she said "I don't need anyone thinking for me..." Now she is reconsidering - but tomorrow who know? Legally I'm afraid her "fantasies" will hurt me and my custody cases. How do I respond? HELP!