When I was ___five______ years old I was forced to take care of my mother event/experience happened. I FEEL this way about it: This was a period where my mother would often cry and accuse my father and I of not helping enough. She had a great deal of responsibility then including going to school and raising me but I did not feel that I needed her taking care of me if I would have to deal with this crying and feeling guilty. One time I remember my mother crying in her bedroom and my father telling me to go in there by myself and tell her that I would do more to help. He said that if I didn't do it he wouldn't be there for me when I needed him. I hated going in there and both of them making this my responsibility. I decided then that that if I never asked them for anything then I wouldn't have to feel guilty. I feel let down by both of them. They both took the person that was weakest and pushed off their emotional problems onto them (me). My father didn't want to deal with her emotions so he had me do it. She couldn't get what she needed from my father so she blamed me. I know that I'm supposed to write for fifteen minutes but I don't have anything else to say and I don't feel much. I felt a little bit when I was saying I was let down but that's faded and I only feel sleepy again. They screwed up. My father now feels bad about it and my mother continues to deny responsibility. It's good to have a relationship with him and I can't change her.