My mum keeps hiding things and then makes me spend hours looking for them. I feel physically sick, every time she comes into the room because I’m waiting for her to kick off about something. I’m constantly on the verge of tears. She will hide her handbag and purse and go on and on until I find it. She will start sobbing until I do what she asks there’s no way of persuading her otherwise. I’m not very well I have Hashimotos and sjogrens and the main symptom is extreme fatigue so I physically can’t keep it up. I tell her I can’t because I’m not well but of course it never sinks in. She is convinced people are coming into my house and taking her things and nothing I say is going to convince her otherwise. I know she’s sick and frightened and she can’t help it but I can’t keep going and I know it’s only going to get worse. Although I had a good relationship with my mum as an adult she was abusive when I was a child. I’d forgotten or buried how bad it actually was but her behaviour now brings it all back and I’m ashamed to say I resent her for it. Any tips on how to cope would be appreciated, think I need a pep talk!