Darling, you have a problem with confrontation. I recognize this because I am the exact same way. But it started to make me sick -- I was making myself sick with all the anxiety I was storing up thinking about the difference between what I wanted and what I couldn't have because there was no way I was going to ask for it. I have been practicing for the past few years (I am by no means good at it yet) asking for what I want. You should try it too. Ask your mother to let you have a day to yourself. Tell her you are so absolutely grateful for her help and you need it, but you really want a day of just quiet with you and your daughter. She should understand. Ask her to please come back the next day, you love her and want her around, you just need a day of time out.
I know this is easier said than done, just think about it.
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