Im 47. I am a single mom raising my 7 year old by myself. I have 2 daughters in college. I just recently quit cleaning homes after 10 yrs bc my knees and back need a break. I take care of my mom full time bc of her health issues and not being able to remember basic things anymore. I've helped my mom over 20 yrs. I have 3 sisters. One never helps. One helps less than 10 days a year. The 3rd lives in the sames town and helps very little. Now that my mom can't remember to take her meds, forgets to eat, drink water, etc., I feel I have to be there even more. My struggle is finding a job where I am available to my mom all day and pick up my son at 2:30 everyday. I have no idea how to do this. Lately my mom is dizzy and has a history of passing out. Last year my son and I lived with her about 4 months bc she was passing out so much. She spent about 60 days in the hospital last year. I am with her every time bc she cannot effectively communicate with Drs about meds, or anything really. I have suggested to my mom we both sell our homes and build something that works for us both. But as most of you know, they are Redicioulsy stubborn. I feel like most of the ppl on here about how much you sacrifice for the person you are caring for. Its hard to communicate how I feel with even family. I do not feel they understand what I'm struggling with. I'm not sure why everything is my job. I miss having relationships outside of my mom and son. But everyone on here is right, its impossible to date. Any suggestions on how to be a single parent, work, caregive, and have any kind of a social life.