My married sister, who does not help at all with caregiving, has implied, (although not bluntly) that the situation is different saying "She is a married woman", when asked if she will do caregiving, and implied that she is a step-up on the social ladder, since I am not married. In addition, she has said to me that she will not give up time with her husband to help me. This is nonsense, since her husband works during the week and she is at her home all day, 20 minutes from our folks, and still does not visit or offer any caregiving help. Her two kids are away at college. She visits our folks about three times a YEAR, (holidays). Is anyone else in a situation who is single/divorced and has a married sibling who uses their marriage "status" as an excuse not to help out? In our society, marriage is respected, and I think she uses that as her "out" not to help out. Any comments or similar stories?