Why is it that I can cope with the practical side of things - social services, emergency runs when they (parents) need help. But for the life of me I cannot seem to cope with the fallout of their emotions and mine. I feel like piggy in the middle when I deal with my brother - trying to keep the peace between Mum & Dad when Mum is having a bad day and Dad has lost his patience with her. I seem to be the brunt of his frustration these days - always trying to do the right thing but always failing. The feelings that I have are not ones that a loving Daughter should have - boy, does that bring on the guilt !!! My Hubby is a real gem - takes everything in his stride and keeps me calm - but sometimes it would be good just to be able to let these feelings out - hence me registering with TP.!!! Brace yourself !