“…the government needs to straighten out the arbitrariness of a system that puts blood relations over emotional relations. That isn’t to say that my actual parents and my actual sister aren’t very important to me, but right now, I feel more responsibility towards my housemate, who’s parents live 250 miles way than to my parents who live 1 mile away. If Dad is ill, Mum looks after him, and I provide support to both of them. My housemate gets ill, and its me on the front line. A past housemate commented that myself and current housemate alternated parenting roles, which I find to be true, and only odd because everyone insists this is not how things should be.”

– Graham Martin, Graham’s Grumbles