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Dear Carol: My parents are together in a wonderful nursing home close to where I live. I visit most days after work, spend a lot of time there on weekends and use my vacation hours for their medical appointments. I’m also on call for emergencies. I’m not married, so I can’t quit my job.  A married woman who I thought was my friend throws guilt my way because she takes care of her mom in her home. She says that I’m not a real caregiver and that I just keep an eye on my parents and I make too big of a deal of what I do.

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