How do I get more patience with my mother?

Sweden
August 13, 2010 3:42pm CST
I love my mother very much. I am her only child and we have always been close. She lives in the same house as me and my husband. She has always helped me and my children but now she is old and her memory is getting bad. I want to be patient with her, but it is so difficult when she asks the same things over and over again. She can say very rude things because she doesn't understand they are rude. She frequently loses things and makes mistakes, and when I tell her she made a mistake she either gets angry with me or sad and says she wants to die and not to be a burden. I hate when she says such things. I know I should say every time that she is not a burden, but I get embarrassed and tired of the same things repeating every day.
1 response
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
14 Aug 10
I think mothers are always like that. Sometimes they really suck out the patience in us and that happened to me many times already and it seems sad cause I have to do whatever she wants even if its against my will. When I feel like I cant extend more patience, I sometimes walk away and not talk to her for a while.