Everything I do is Wrong
In caring for my elderly parents, I have done everything I can to make them happy and comfortable.
They have had many health issues and often I am the first one at the hospital and the last one to leave. I have canceled planned activities with my own kids (high school aged) to be with my parents in time of need and yet I was told by my mom that they feel like I don't care about them.
I have turned my life upside down for them and yet they feel like I don't care? They tell me I am judgmental and negative and never happy but how can you be "happy" when you've spent 3 of the last 4 days sitting in Doctor's offices with them? It seems like no matter what I do or don't do I get in trouble and I honestly don't even want to be around them anymore.
I am the only family member helping them and yet they tell me I only care about my family and not them. I have kids at home what do they expect me to do? I can't be with them every single day and yet it feels like if I'm not, then I'm on their bad side.
They have very high expectations and yet are unwilling to discuss it with me because they say I'm too defensive. I can't spend my days crying anymore.........