(Editor’s Note: Today we welcome a new blogger, Del, who cares for her husband and helps her mom and mother-in-law from a distance. You can learn more about Del on her profile.)
I am just overwhelmed this afternoon. After spending the afternoon at the neurologist’s office with my husband, I came home to problems with both our moms.
I called my mom and she was yelling at me for not calling enough and telling me no one comes to see her, nobody cares and she has no food. (She lives in New York State and we live in Florida.) None of this is true. My aunt was there yesterday, my daughter and son took her out for a picnic on Sunday. It’s the guilt trip she puts on me.
I called my sister-in-law and she asked me to call my mother-in-law. I did. She is in a very sunny, nice assisted living home in Vermont. She kept crying and saying we stuck her there and she wants to die.
I feel so helpless.I want to be there for all of them. My husband, my mom and my mother-in-law but I can’t and I just feel awful.