My Parents are Driving Me Insane
(Arlingto Hts, IL )
My mom is bipolar and in her late 60's. She just recently had surgery. My dad just turned 78. Long story short my mom is doing better, however she is still walking with a walker and she's considered a fall risk.
She is home now after 6 months away. She has a visiting nurse/therapist and is expected to be able to walk without a walker sometime in the next 6 months. My dad had hip replacement surgery last July. Everyone has been telling my parents-especially my dad that decisions must be made regarding either to sell the house and consider assisted living or hire someone to help at home.
My father thinks he can take care of my mom at his age and the house which is impossible. He also expects us to come running each and every time something happens to them which we do. No matter what we do to help it isn't good enough and he wants us to give up our lives. We take time off work constantly to help, do everything he asks of us, and have a brother who never answers his phone or has a full voice mail.
Meanwhile we are totally unappreciated or treated like crap-talked down to- no mater the situation. I am at the point where I no longer feel like being talked to in the tone my father treats me in. I am a human being too and I can only take so much. Thoughts?