How unusual is it that someone is a caregiver for more than one person?
Two years ago I letf my life behind (in another state) to care for my mother who eventually became completely bedridden now I cannot leave as I my father and my two, older, mentally disabled siblings all have become a part of the "package". They have no one else and my father is too stubborn (recently diagnosed with Parkinsons) to move or to help me place my siblings in group homes. He provides some of thier care but it is often insufficient and I have to step in. I am trying not to "become him" which I think is what he wants. I love my family but I cannot continue to take care of 4 people in addition to working and taking care of myself and my husband who also has health issues. I just wonder if I am alone. Is anyone else out there stuck in a situation like mine or am I just one stupid doormat that will be written about in some psychiatric textbook 10 years from now after i go completely looney?