Your parents are aging and need your help, and your children are not yet independent. You are a member of the "Sandwich Generation," caught between the needs of your parents and those of your children.
Should you check in on your mother who isn't feeling well, or attend your daughter's recital? Do you pick your son up from school, or take your father to his doctor's appointment? You are torn, guilt ridden, and just plain tired. You also have a child who feels abandoned and resentful.