We all need time, whether it is to heal, be alone, or just reflect on ourselves or someone else.
I can only imagine that my parents never got a chance to have that after I became sick. How sad that they did not get that for so many years during their battle to help me to survive. I can only imagine how they felt, and that so many other parents go through the turmoil of caring for a sick child, or even an older parent. I would imagine that you feel trapped and taken advantage of even though you really do not mean to, since we are all only human. If that happens, even if it is only for a short period of time, reach out, ask for help, even the smallest of offers can mean the world to someone who is on 24/7 caring for someone. If you happen to know someone in the situation, reach out and offer to help. It will make you feel so good about yourself just to offer someone you care about a helping hand. You can do this, we all have the capacity to ask or offer to help each other.