Thank you so very much for this forum. I'm an only child taking care of my elderly father after my mom suddenly passed away last year. I am at the end of my rope with him screaming at me and using me as his punching bag because of his anger and hurt he is feeling. I'm doing the best I can but I just feel like he hates me and resents me because I'm here and she is not so he takes it out on me. I try to help him, cook for him, take him to his doctor appts. and go shopping for him but nothing is ever good enough because I'm not my mom. He still treats me like I'm 12 years old and sometimes I feel that way by the way he puts me down and treats me. It's becoming emotionally abusive for me and I'm so shut off from the world I once knew because I'm so depressed but put on a brave face & smile and just take it all in until I'm completely alone to fall apart. And then this happens all over again the next day. I don't look forward anything anymore because I'm just so emotionally drained trying to take care of my very mean Dad all the while I'm trying to take care of my own household with a not so supportive husband. I'm just feel like I'm trapped with no one to turn to. I would appreciate any suggestions or help that anyone could give me or just to send me in the right direction to a support group. Thank you kindly.