Having my mom around - as in ten minutes away from my house by car - has been very, very difficult. She moved to Colorado in June. It's November and she still does not have permanent employment. I am worried about her and I vacillate daily between giving her money and yelling at her to just get a damn job. Any job. I usually do well at biting my tongue, but only because I can bitch to Madhubby immediately afterwards.
I try being sympathetic but I'm failing miserably at it and the days are ticking by, her cash reserves are steadily being depleted, and I can help. But, I won't. I will not enable her. There are jobs out there that don't require much from her, but she refuses to apply for them. She won't try. And I've given up.