My Siblings Don't Contribute AT ALL.

by LH
(Massachusetts)

Literally, not one single bit. They do not even ask me how it is going, how I am managing, do I need anything. They don't want to hear about grosser elements of caring for aging parents (mother with dementia) even though they know I have to endure the reality, not to mention the insane stress and marked decline in my own quality of life.


And I am the most vulnerable person in our family--low income with chronic illness, four children of my own, and two grandchildren I help with, yet my brother and sister remain self-centered and oblivious, enjoying the luxury of tending only to themselves, their partners, their jobs, their children.

What a vacation that would be.

At this point, my siblings are dead to me. I feel revulsion when I think about their indifference. Am I angry as well as disgusted? Yes indeed! Thank you for letting me vent!!!!

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by: Anonymous

I am in the same circumstances like you. Yes indeed it would be a vacation for me if I only had to look after my own children, my spouse and my career. You never know the true character of your family, especially your siblings, until your parents are seriously ill.

I have been dealing with my lot in life for the last 17 years and often "fantasize" what it would be like to have a normal life. Sorry but you do not need family like that so best to write them off. May God give you patience for the cross you are bearing.

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