Stress

by Sharon
(Canada)

Since I made the decision after my Dad died 4 1/2 years ago that I would take in my Mom I have felt abandoned by my family. My 2 sons are quite adamant that she should be in a nursing home and my 2 younger brothers refuse to give me any help.


I have told them that this is an unpaid position that I deserve a break from once in a while but no luck. My mom has made it known that her estate will be split equally so I guess they don't feel obliged to help.

My daughter and her 2 girls are very supportive and join us several nights a week for a family dinner. I sometimes just want to run away. My marriage also ended but I think that this was just a convenient excuse as things were not going that well.

My Mom is 83 and is almost immobile with many health issues including CHF, COPD, high B.P, stroke.etc.

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