Parents Of The Depression

I was wondering if there is anyone out there who are dealing with their parents that were born in the era of the depression?  My mother is 84 and my father is 90.  For the past 10 years I have been dealing with mom and dad, their fight to be independent, their reversing back to being children, etc.  I lost my job 5 years ago due to having to take off of work too much and was forced into an early retirement.  My personal life is just not their anymore and I don't know when I have laughed last.  I have 3 sisters who all live out of state and just really don't want to come home to deal with them.  The one is Pennsylvania does try to come home every couple of months but I worry about her traveling for fear of her having an accident.  My parents mindsets are that they just really don't care about what they are doing to their families and insist on dying in their homes.   I am so amazed at this generation and how stubborn they are.   I feel I could write a book on these past few years.  My age group is called the "sandwich generation" and I wouldn't want to wish this job on anyone.  My feelings have come to that I just want them both to be gone.  Their quality of life is not there anymore.  They live 2 1/2 hours apart from one another and my travels between the two of them have just been exhausting.  Am I alone in dealing with this type of situation? 
squeekermorse squeekermorse
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1 Response Jul 9, 2010

No, you're not alone. But what you have done is step up to the plate. There will be no reward for what you are doing or going through other than the fact that you are doing the right thing, there's not a lot of that going on anymore, so God Bless ya. Keep your chin up.