A rant alert.
Senior's senior lady friend can't stand his family. He fears a break up and depression seems to be setting in.
She's always treated with respect and as family at various events. The women is very demeaning, snobbish & paranoid. She has medical issues which everyone understands and is very accommodating. But she literally now wants more personal attention including formal invitations from holders of events. She says the lack of personalized invitations shows the family doesn't care about her. She's so paranoid now that if she hears something in the background she assumes people are talking negatively about her and demands to know who, why and what. She gets upset if you have a different opinion. She cannot let anything go devouring hours on one single topic, issue or single word that was uttered.
She's constantly blaming others for anything, it's never her fault. She's drops pen she's blaming the manufacture of not only the pen but the table it was sitting on. And yet the same family she thinks hates her has helped her and given a lot of their time to help her with various tasks, projects, information etc. She's a technological idiot (she says it's unfair how complicated they made flip phones). It took her a decade to realize the X on the computer screen was to close the page. Yet her 60 year old liberal arts degree makes her the smartest in the room.
I can go on and on but the senior really seems depressed especially after he talks to her. And he does very little talking, he literally sits there tolerating her lectures. Even he tires of her sometimes but he wants the relationship to work. I want to get him involved with new groups and people but he seems unmotivated. I can't force him to go places but how would I encourage new activities and people?
Thanks for your time and considerations.