This was mentioned by someone else when responding to another poster and it struck a chord with me. So I thought I would put a question out here to see if others have experienced this. Do you feel like your relationship with your parent has become strained as a result of being a caregiver? At one point, my mom and I were close. Now it seems we don't enjoy each other. She can be quite sharp and mean to me, that ticks me off when I'm trying so hard. I resent some of the sacrifices I've made so I operate out of obligation some days which I'm sure displays to her as more quiet, withdrawn and task focused. We spend so much time together that there is nothing new to talk about. On the other hand, she continues to have a very natural loving relationship with my sister who lives too far away to assist with anything and this is really hard to swallow when I'm working so hard. I end up resenting them both. Ring a bell for anyone else? What do you do about it?