My wife, an only child, died in May after a terrible 2 year battle with breast cancer. Her 89 year old mother that lived across the street from us, moved in when my wife was initially diagnosed so that it would be easier for me to care for both, cook meals, etc.
Now my wife is gone, my sons are 2000 miles away and have their own lives, and I am burdened taking care of her.
She barely hears, barely see's, and barely understands when I talk to her so she rarely talks to me.
I am relatively young (63) and feel I want to go live MY life but I have this tether around my neck that only allows me to leave her for 2 hours at a time.
I can't imagine my life if this is how I have to live it for the foreseeable future. I know I need counseling but hate the thought of it.