I'm a single Mom (35) with 13yr. & have been care giving/living with my mom for 7years. Its been seven years August. Their have been a lot of ups and downs. Mom had 2 very scary health scares a few yes back, and er docs told me she wasn't going to make it. Scared beyond words but I felt she would survive and thank god she did. I love my mom to pieces but sometimes I really miss having my own place. More space, and privacy. Yet I also feel guilty for wanting it because she needs me, and she quit driving 2yrs ago. I take care of most everything, except she takes care of herself well, and cleans some also. Just feel bit overwhelmed sometimes, but I know I'm in it for the long haul...any tips on how do handle it all? Or just a few encouraging words will be nice. also I am in awe of all some of you do daily, and all you've went thru with loved ones. Angels on earth, my friends......yes indeed.