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My mother is in her early 80s and is currently on the waiting list for a spot in a retirement facility where she can be supervised by nursing staff. In the meantime, she is very dependant on me to help her with some of her bigger weekly tasks such as grocery shopping, cleaning, library runs, etc. I'm in early 50s and I am in a senior management role at work where I already feel overwhelmed with tasks on top of having a wife and two kids (21, 23) who are becoming more self-sufficient but still do rely on me a bit. Is there a kind way to explain to my mom that, while I love her and do want to take care of her, she can't be my #1 priority? I don't want to upset her as we've always been close (I lost my dad when I was 25).