I’m sure I’m not the only person here in this unfortunate situation. I’d be very open to discussions on how best to deal with this situation. I seem to be at a disadvantage because, in my 50 years, I’ve only had to care for myself and a townhouse and didn’t do a real good job at either of those. Now, I have moved in with my mother and must take care of her and her 2,000 sq ft house. I have no problem caring for her, but I can’t manage everything else. At times, I feel that she isn’t trying to do what little she can because she has me to do everything. She won’t even help although she can. I know the day is coming when she won’t be able to communicate because each word is coming harder and harder everyday. Nursing homes are out of the question. I expect to find someone to help with yard work, but a maid would only scratch the surface of the household work.
We just came home from a week long trip from Indiana and she was delightful, but the minute we got home, it’s do this and do that after I’ve driven 2,000 miles. It may sound like self pity, but I’m dead tired and would like to catch up on a little rest.
I don’t know what to do. Am I so bad? I don’t feel like I can abid by the rules of the Catholic church, take care of my mother and her home and deal with my ongoing emotional problems. I really doubt that my joining the Church was a wise decision.
How do readers of this thread deal with similar situations?