I'm 24 and have lived with my abusive mother my entire life. She has sheltered me (homeschool) and never letting me out of her sight. I couldn't have friends, couldn't even go to college and do anything without her. She wouldn't allow my dad in my life who was wonderful and I know its a result of her being abused by her own mother. She didn't always care for me, but rather needed me to be her personal psychiatrist and best friend. It's been very difficult, more so now that she had a mini stroke in addition to her list of serious medical illnesses. Theres no one else, her family doesn't want anything to do with her and never have. I'm an artist and do pretty well to pay for my own food and supplies and save up but now that she's back from the hospital, she isn't able to do the things she used to do and expects me to care for her. Her doctor and social workers asked if she lived alone and she told them that I was here at home and I'd keep her safe but I had no idea. I can barely take care of myself and feel my heart breaking. I don't know what to do. I find myself getting very angry and impatient and I feel so guilty. I don't know who to talk to or where to start. I've only cared for her for one day and I'm exhausted and overwhelmed. Any suggestions would help me get started in the right direction. Thank you.