Our expert says:
Well, lee, as I keep pointing out, CBT counselling is excellent for clarifying and changing persistently negative and unhelpful habits of thought. From the sound of it, marriage counselling might be a wise idea, to get your husband to recognize what a burden he has placed on you, and how essential it is that he plays a much larger role in caring for his own mother. Interesting that you have noticed that a drama queen always needs an audience, and as your husband just switched off and provides her with no satisfaction when she plays the drama --- maybe that's an example you could follow while working on those other fronts to sort out the larger problem.
And Tango's ideas are excellent --- helping to find other occupations for her to use up her energy and drama ( any hope of finding a local Drama Society she could act in ? ) ---and sharing the burden with other family members if there are some/
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