I have taken care of my mom and lived with her for 4 years. The last two years have just been pure awful. Her health just gets worse. Its all getting to me lately. I have a son that I want to spend more time with. He is just 12, and they are only little once. I have already lost so much time with him, and my significant other because of my mom. a lot of times she acts as if I owe her my whole life. To say I'm sick of it all is just a understatement. Don't get me wrong I love her. She did give me life, and I want MY life back. Just feels like its never gonna get to the point of having my own house again & tending to my own family. I'm a single mom. My son's dad is MIA. worthless really. My son is the most beautiful part of my life, and him dependent on me keeps me going really. I just feel guilty about all the time I am missing out with him & my little family because of my caregiving role. Well it sure helps to vent. Any suggestions? Or advice? Can you relate, and feel my pain? I'm getting a closer relationship with God, and that does help. Please leave me a message, and I plan to log in a couple times a week as this site is so helpful! have a great weekend my fellow caregivers. Get a lil time for yOU!!