I have no life. Sure, I can steal brief moments when the aide I hire for mom is there, but my life is constant stress and endless responsibility. A facility is not an option, except for brief respite stays, which mom hates. And even if she were in a facility, I'd still have to check up on things and be there for her. I'm having to accept that my life is basically over. Yes, I've tried antidepressants, and they do not work for me and have awful side effects, so they are not a solution. I'm trying to find peace with this is my life. How do you handle it when you realize that your life is caregiving and not much more? I know that some day I will miss her terribly, but right now, there is no way out, no reprieve.