I am an only daughter and I have three brothers. My Dad, who was addicted to food, died 13 years ago. I am living with and taking care of my Mom. She is bedridden after breaking her ankle a year ago. She has show us that she has no intention to ever walk again. As the only girl in the family and also single, I was voted to take care of my Mom in her home. My Mom is a classic Queen Baby. She relentlessly has me doing something for her every minute, it seems. Our family is dysfunctional because my Mom is bipolar and addicted to prescription pain meds. She also takes a variety of other meds for every ailment she can conceive. If I protest to do something she asks, she pouts and sulks. Since I quit work to take care of my Mother, I have developed painful issues with my back, legs, and feet. I end up getting her to give me some of her pain meds. I've struggled with drug addiction since I was 15 yrs. I've had the most self-destructing love addictions, three marriages and a string of casual sex addictions. Two of my brothers are functioning alcoholics, my oldest brother is currently addicted to his wife, who is addicted to material things my brother can't afford. One of my alcoholic brothers has a prescription pain med addicted wife. Isn't this lovely. And last, but not least, my two sons are each addicted to their wives. Each son's father were alcoholics. I was a heavy marijuana smoker when I was raising them. Our original family is really very close and see each other and my Mom most weekends. My kids are determined not to hang around with us too much, for fear that our neuroticism will rub off on them.