I'm a very strong and independent person. I am close to my family and friends. What's become evident to me is how much people depend on me. My friends and family all depend on me. My Mum, who is unable to do anything for herself and is mainly cared for by my Dad, is going into a respite nursing home. I'll be taking my Dad (86) away for a while. The bottom line is he is exhausted and so am I. Apart from all of that my adult children make demands of me. I like to help and I like being busy. But I've told them that I'm struggling to cope. They tell me I'm not and just carry on as normal. My sister asks for help. She does help with Mum and Dad too to be fair. But she makes demands of me. So do my friends. A friend contacted me to ask me whether I would like to go for a walk in Derbyshire one day. I said yes that would be nice. The next time she texted she'd booked two nights away for us to go walking for three days. I was so shocked. I had to decline and say that she said one day. She's not texted me since. Quite honestly I'm at the stage where I'm just crying almost all of the time. I can just about keep it together when I'm with people. But on my own I cry. All of these people know that we're struggling with Mum. I feel like I have no-one to turn to.