Hi, I am in my forties and both of my parents are in their seventies. My father has been ill since the beginning of October with MRSA, perforated bowel, hernias , and blood clots. I have lived at home with them for many years and have been there to help them with these recent health problems since October. They have always had a pretty rocky marriage but stuck together and my mother can be quite difficult at times, behavior wise-ask any family member or relative. She does help take good care for my father, though it does come laced with emotional outbursts. She gets the job done but she just drains you with all of her emotional baggage. I feel pressure mounting on me with trying to hold down a demanding teaching job . A nice townhouse, 2.5 miles away has opened up for the end of the winter time frame and I am considering taking it but I am feeling some guilt about leaving while he is ill. My mother is a pretty good manipulator and will make me feel terrible about leaving. I have a minor health issue myself. Two siblings are farther away. Any advice?