I have taken on the task of caring for my Mother thru her many ailments. My Father is verbally mean, controlling, and all about himself. I am now the oldest surviving child of 4. I have been living with my parents in order to give my Mother the care she needs. However, all I hear is about my younger sister. I feel as if I am nothing more than a stranger in the home. I have sacrificed my own life, well-being, and health, bending over backwards to make my Mothers life easier for her. I feel worthless! It's as if I don't even exist in her world. It hurts emotionally as well. I have cried many times alone. Does it help? No. I am lost and need direction as I continue to make sacrifices no one else is willing to do. I was the only one to step forward when my Grandfather needed help. I was everyone's go to when my older brother passed. I may be a strong person, but even I need an occasional thank you for what I do. Someone to take my hand and say its okay. We understand.