My father died in January after moving to an assisted living facility 5 minutes from my home. My mom is now pretty much my responsibility even though I have 4 siblings.
My mother is a complainer. It is draining all the energy from me. She is very forgetful and gets confused a lot. I receive 1 or 2 calls a day, at work, where all she does is complain about something fact or fiction. If it's a misunderstanding I try to sort it out and remind her of the facts but sometimes it's something I cannot fix. I want to be understanding, however I'm beginning to find it difficult. I lose my patience.
I don't suppose there is an answer to this, but if someone has suggestions or ideas which have worked for them, I'd love to hear them. I cannot impress on you how negative she is, nothing is right and everything is about her and against her. She is starting an antidepressant this week although she is convinced it will not work and will probably make things worse.