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Daughter Dreads Taking in Hard-to-Please Elderly Mother

DEAR ABBY: My elderly mother lost her husband and will be moving in with me. The problem is, Mom is one of those people for whom nothing is ever good enough. One of my siblings has already informed me that Mom told her my house, my neighborhood, my town, our hospitals, etc. are not good enough for her. I'm worried that after she moves in and I hear her complain every day, I'll lose my temper. Do you have any words of wisdom for me? -- DREADING IT IN THE SOUTH

DEAR DREADING: I sure do. Ask your mother now, before she relocates, if what your sibling said is true. And if it is, do not let her move into your home.

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