My parents live in the same city as me and my sibling is two hours away. He and his family visited our parents maybe four or five times a year for a weekend before they moved into a retirement home. Now they just come for lunch or dinner then head back home.
In the meantime, I am left with running all their errands (which is several times a week), spending a full day with them on weekends and holding down a full-time job. I would like to make more friends because my social life is diminishing, but I don't have the time or energy to make new friends, e.g. volunteering, attending church, participating on church groups, sports, etc.
I am exhausted and depressed and spend my little free time crying and watching TV. All I can see is that once my parents pass away, then I'll get my life back, in the meantime, I have to endure the stress and loneliness. My family does nothing to help.