Hi, this is the firt time I've posted here. A brief intro.
I am in my mid 50s and a single woman. My parents moved in with me when my son became ill in 2001. Long story short, I made a big mistake by doing this. You should never have your parents live with you, PERIOD.
My son passed away in 2003 and forever has changed my life. I miss him so dearly and no one can understand this. My daughter has totally changed since he passed away. I really don't know who she is anymore. So selfish and distant from her family. She is all about who is going to watch her kids for her while she goes and buries herself in work and her work friends (she had twins 6 weeks before her brother passed and has an 8 year old and a 6 year old). Her marriage is falling apart and it is largely due to her. Her priorites are all wrong. I have a cold today and know everything looks worse when your sick so part of my ranting is because of this but I do feel this way sometimes when I feel good. I have absolutely no personal life. I have no privacy and the only time my daughter calls me is to see if I can babysit. I am blown away by how selfish she is. I really feel for her children. She doesn't really interact with them but just watches them in a half-ass way, if you know what I mean. It is a crying shame.
Anyway, I know many people are a lot worse off than me. My parents are in good health and my Dad does more than his fair share of the work around my home, yard work and kitchen, primarily. But they don't clean up their rooms. Their carpet is dirty. My Mom is easy going and in a pleasant mood.
I guess I'm feeling pretty down right now and neede to vent. I'd liketo have a life for me but fat chance that will ever happen. Thanks for letting me.