I think there are a lot of posts out there about similar topics. My mother passed away three years ago. In the last three years, the care of my father has fallen almost 100% on my shoulders. I am single, not married and do not have children. But that does not mean that I am not busy. I have a full time job and often work long hours including weekends. On top of that I have other activities that I participate in. My one sister in particular, has virtually contributed nothing to the care of my father over the last several years. She does have children, but she does not work, and her children are older. Anytime I have asked her to contribute in some small manner she constantly throws "I have children" in my face as if implying that my time is less valuable than hers. She is home during the day, and could easily spend an hour or two helping out on occasion. I'm really hurt by her behavior and angry that she seems to feel that because I don't have children (mind you that I sometimes work 60 hours a week) that she doesn't have to contribute at all. She has one excuse after another to not help out. Even when I've asked her to do something simple (like make a phone call to my father's dr) that I cannot do from work, she can't even do that. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to handle this?