Next Week's problem: What is wrong with my mother?

Dear counselor, My mother is 62 years old. For the past 15 years or so, maybe longer, she has been unbearable. My brother, my grandmother, and myself all believe she needs help but she refuses to see that she has a problem. Every time she sends me for something and I bring it, she finds a way to complain and say that it is not what she wanted.

 

Dear counselor,

My mother is 62 years old. For the past 15 years or so, maybe longer, she has been unbearable. My brother, my grandmother, and myself all believe she needs help but she refuses to see that she has a problem. Every time she sends me for something and I bring it, she finds a way to complain and say that it is not what she wanted.

She bickers about everything and lately has been rude to everyone, including visitors, which is embarrassing.

Once, she yelled at a little girl at the supermarket for hitting her with a trolley and I was mortified. Recently, she complained about how her tea wasn’t hot enough yet my brother had just made it, and she threw the cup at him.

We don’t know what to do anymore. We love her but we can’t deal with it anymore and she needs to get help.

She’s not speaking to her own mother now, and my brother is on the way out too. What is wrong with her and what can we do to help her?

Daisy

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