Living With MIL
I'm new to this forum, maybe it can provide me some insight..DH and I have lived with now 80 yr old MIL for 8 yrs. There have been MANY difficulties, health problems, manipulations, etc. She has a host of problems now, including early dementia, vascular disease, osteoporosis, aortic aneurysm, near deafness,on and on.
When we first moved in together our youngest DD was 14. I truly thought I would lose my mind. Even though MIL is basically a nice person, there have been innumerable times that she blamed me for ridiculous things. (translation-she was hurt that her other 2 sons don't pay much attention-so I was a safe target).
Now it's to the point that I'm more like the mother figure. Mentally,and physically she seems more like 90+ much of the time. DH is a great son and a great husband, otherwise we couldn't do this.
I can't even begin to tell the litany of things that have happened...but thanks for letting me vent. Guess we will do what's necessary.