MIL returned from a week’s respite on Wednesday and I have struggled with her return ever since. It’s not as though she’s been too bad more that she is in the back of my mind all the time and I’m finding it very draining at the moment. Physically my fibromyalgia is not good and I’m taking morphine for the pain and am exhausted most of the time. I feel drained emotionally, my two children’s step sister was killed crossing the road last week, knocked into the path of an oncoming car by an uninsured mini cab driver. My daughter is not coping well but is unable to talk to me, she has finally texted after a week of me texting and calling. My son on the other hand has been communicating and it’s so hard to listen to him, he is being extraordinarily strong in supporting the family but is struggling himself and is very tired. I’m glad that he went home yesterday for a few days with his wife and daughter to recharge his batteries. I just want to make it all better for them and I can’t. Respite is great whilst it's happening but getting used to her returning is not so great.