So, as I said, I'm new to this board, and looking for someplace to vent. I am now taking care of my parents (my kids are grown) and have some issues. New issues, nearly daily. My Dad is 80, Mother is 73. Dad has congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and he smokes. Mother has borderline high blood pressure (we tried medication, but she couldn't tolerate the side effects), the beginning stages of osteoporosis, and the beginning stages of osteoarthritis. Mother is a chronic liar. And if she can't get away with an out-right lie, she'll exaggerate. She doesn't care who she lies about. The psychology is, if she makes someone else look bad, she looks better by comparison. What gets me is that no one but me seems to have figured this out. She lies about me to my sisters and my Dad about things that make me look bad AND THEY BELIEVE WHAT SHE TELLS THEM! WITHOUT QUESTION! Not looking for any advice here, as I said, I just need to vent.