I joined this site because I need advice or input on what to do about my situation. I am 30 years old and have been taking care of my parents for over a year now. I pay their bills, insurance, car payment, etc. Both my mother and father do not work. My father was fired from his job about 2 years ago and went thru his whole retirement in 1 year. He has been an alcoholic all his life and just recently found out he has prostate cancer so he is depressed and can not work now and the cancer is possibly spreading. My mother, who has been a stay at home mom most of her life, started to work at a few nursing homes about 8 years ago and ended up injuring her arm at one and her foot at another so she is unable to work now too. My dad is 55 years old and my mother is 52 years old. I have to constantly tell my parents what to do when it comes to filling out paper work for financial help from the government and have told them both to file for disability to see if they get approved, but they have not yet and keep telling me they will do it. Both of them have the mentality that they are too old to do anything like go back to school to learn a new trade as well. I have two little brothers. One is an alcoholic and the other brother is a drug abuser. Both of them are unemployed and still live at home with my parents so everything is bestowed upon me. I am married and would like to start my family soon, but feel obligated to take care of my parents as well. My husband wants me to cut them off financially.