I have touched lightly on this subject once before but I'm going to go a little bit more in depth in today's post and talk about what happens in the later years of an only child. What happens when you are the only child and your parents get older and you are the only person who is there to take care of them? The responsibility rest solely on your shoulders and sometimes it's hard to just get through the day. I never talk about this to anyone except my very close friends. I feel like I'm complaining and I don't mean to. Even writing this is hard.