They just don't even think about what I do, writes a reader. They expect me to do it and they seem to despise me for it.
Caroline, we'll call her, has always been the one who makes sure her parents are all right - with phone calls, visits and, more recently, with a lot of involvement in their lives. As many readers complain, there is always one - and it's them.
Caroline's siblings, two brothers and a sister, have left her to it, she says. They phone their parents occasionally and visit less often, expecting her to be there to take care of things.
And Caroline is there. But now, she says, she's had enough. It's not that she doesn't want to help her parents, it's the expectation that she will do everything that upsets her and it's the way the rest of the family sees her - the boring one.
'When the nieces and nephews talk about one of the others coming, they do it with breathless excitement..."Uncle Peter is coming" they will chorus. They never say "Aunty Caroline, you're here".'
'I know they just see me as boring old Caroline, who does everything. I didn't expect thanks, but now I've become boring old Caroline, who wasn't even included when got together with my parents at Christmas.
'I'm not looking for answers,' says Caroline. 'I just wanted to say it out loud.'