I'm a 19 year old female, I just went to college so I've pretty much left my house and I live in a completely different country than my parents. Ever since i turned 16 my mum feels more and more comfortable in confining in me which I'm so happy about and grateful. However, everyone in the family now dumps everything on me, while I'm away at college making it difficult to study and when I'm back home for the holidays. My mum dumps all her issues on me, how she's physically tired and can't clean the house everyday anymore so I make sure that I do all the washing, cleaning whenever I can to try and reduce the load but it never seems to get better.. Other issues between here and my father, if they argue I know and I try to give the best advice. If anything in the house breaks, malfunctions my mum stresses out and takes it out on me. This goes for my father too with all his issues as well as my younger brother (17 yr old) who I dedicate alot of my time helping him out with his IB assignments at school and proof reading his essays. To you I might sound like I'm ungrateful or I'm not trying to give back. I happily do it but I've reached a point where I feel helpless and tired of it all. I can only take so much and on top of that I also have my life and my problems like every normal human being does. Just imagine having to deal with all your stuff + 3 other family members who's well-being affects yours + college work + friends (the usual). I feel so helpless.. Ever since last year the thought of suicide has come to mind but I'm always like I'd never do that, it would devastate all those who love me and I'd be selfish but now I worry for my own health.. I don't know what to do anymore. I've become so emotional, bursting out in tears at night and not being able to sleep. I just don't know anymore.