My mother stays upset most of the time. She stays in the bed, although she can get up and walk a little. She also has use of wheel chairs, etc., if needed. However, she fusses nonstop about how bad my dad is, that he never stays with her and talks, that he is always gone. And, then she feels badly all the time - something serious, of course, like she's having a heart attack (happened over and over). She does have several medical issues, and she always looks at the dark side of things. She has changed so much. She then will get mad at me, the only child. I have triplets in 2nd grade and also teach school. I am also having a major problem at work with my boss, who is treating me badly, at the moment. My mom knows about this and the problems I am having in my life, but everything always comes back to her, in the end, such as she knows I'm having trouble, but so is she, and her problem is worse because we ignore her, and I don't act like a daughter anymore. (Note: I am stretched in 50 directions, as it is, with several major issues of my own to deal with.) I have always worried about her, and tried to make her happy, but I am now getting numb to things because it is a constant battle. How do I deal with her as I'm dealing with my own problems, since I'm the only child?