I feel blessed compared to many of the stories I've read in this forum. My situation is that I feel stretched to the breaking point in dealing with my 91 year old mother. Let me say, she never complains about her physical ailments and SHE worries about ME. But she has low vision, is very hard of hearing, is a cardiac patient with a pacemaker, and shows early signs of dementia. These are but a few of her issues. I feel my life revolves around her care. She lives independently in a senior center. Soon she will need assisted living. All she does is complain to me about the other residents. She brings up stories of the past as if they are now taking place. She talks unceasingly about past resentments of hers. I see her about 3-4 times a week (it's a 70 mile round trip) and speak to her on the phone every day. This is hurting my marriage. And I hate to burden my married daughter with MY complaining about it. But inside, I have pains in my stomach. My mom is lonely and bored and my plate is FULL. Sorry, but I just needed to vent to someone!