I am caring for my ex's mother (was also caring for his dad, who passed away on 0ct. 26). Anyhow, mom has this mean streak and she just loves to needle me becaused "You're so easy to get going". My ex, when I talked to him, suggested I might be "oversensative' to mom. I'm not oversensative, I'm over her bulls---! As I have no support from him, and have to keep my chin up for my daug-in-law who lives w/ us and is 7 1/2 mo preg. w/ our first grandson while my son is serving in Iraq - I just cut words into my legs with a razor blade. Sounds sick, but it eases the pain somehow. It allows me to not lose my temper at a 79-y -0 widow w/ alzheimers who is mean and cruel and gets away with it, helps me to be up for my lovely dau-in-law (she is a blessing, really) - I have no where else to go - so what do you do? You cope. Say a prayer, ok?