I am an only child and have always been very close (I thought) to my father. I lived overseas since 1980 but always called and visited often. Three years ago I gave up my business to come back to the UK for about 8 months of the year to care for my Dad, whose wife had died, and now has advanced Parkinson. He does not want to go into care and I have been doing my best to keep him at home. I have had a lot of trouble adjusting to life in the UK and miss my home, pets, friends and life in the Caribbean very much but I have tried to make the best of it. On top of this I lost my husband suddenly 16 months go. I was busy caring for my dad and always think that I might have seen the warning signs if I had been with him. Two days ago, when asked my father told me that he had given Power of Attorney to a friend "because he did not feel I could be trusted to make decisions in his best interest". This includes medical matters for someone I have been caring for all this time. I have always been there for him and my stepmother whatever happened. Knee ops, new hips and cared for my step mother at home with cancer till she passed away. In short. I am gutted and feel an enormous wedge has come between us which I am not sure I can get round mentally. I can barely look at him or talk to him knowing he thinks so little of me. What shall I do? I feel like packing up and going home to my lovely home in the sun and leave him and his friend to it but also that would be very sad. He is my only remaining family and I thought we had always been very close. By the way, the friend was his lover for 15 years, worked for him before that and comes in and does things for him twice a week when I am not there, When I asked her about it she said that she understands him better than me. I don't think she is a gold digger by the way. In a way I am lucky to be relieved of the responsibility as it can be a nightmare and I could understand if he felt it the best thing as I am sometimes overseas but to be told I am not good enough to have the responsibility after all I have done is so hurtful. Just wondering how anybody else would feel?