My parents chose to move all the way across the country when I was a very young child. I am an only child. Over the past 40+ years my parents have done everything they can to distance themselves from all family and friends. No hobbies, no church or club organizations...nothing. They avoid neighbors like the plague (and have always been proud of it!). We've lived in this same town for 40 years and they know NO ONE. I had to move my dad into an ALF this year. Now everyday my mom rants about how lonely she is, how there is no one, no family, and not enough support for her and my dad. This and other life decisions from the past are now coming back to bite her. She dumps on me every day. I cannot solve her problems. She is starting to make me feel guilty for doing anything fun or social, spending time with my husband's family, etc. If I'm not at work or doing housework, she lays a guilt trip on me.