I've cared for my elderly Mother in my home for two years. She has four other children, two which welcome Her to come and stay.
She doesn't want to go and uses my love for her to avoid going, she see's that I am exhausted and tired of giving up what I want to do so I can be there for her, but she doesn't care. I love my Mother deeply, but I don't like her anymore.
I'm afraid that my level of resentment will soon surpass my love for her. I have repeatedly asked for a one week per month break, but this is too much for her. In two years I have had a total of an eight day break. My home is no longer my sanctuary, but a prison.
She does nothing for herself but go to the bathroom expecting me to happily wait on her hand and foot.
I can't do this much longer.
My husband thinks I'm horrible and doesn't understand how I can feel this way. I'm grateful for his patience but I'm at my wits ends. How can I resolve this situation and still live with myself when she passes?