I do have some family financial concerns, responsibility to take care of something/someone who relies on me. So I am in such a situation, that I have a lot of..... (duties,burden,reponsibilities,liabilities). Which is the suitable one word for that?

  • responsibilities or dependencies would suffice, I think.
    – Mamta D
    Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 9:55
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    I feel like you've answered your own question: "responsibilities" seems like a good fit to me, and it's right there in the title!
    – Yee-Lum
    Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 9:56
  • @MamtaD, if you have many responsibilities to other people, you might have "dependents", but wouldn't you having "dependency"/"dependencies" mean that you are the one relying on someone else?
    – Yee-Lum
    Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 9:57
  • @Yee-Lum As per this site it seems to be okay.
    – Mamta D
    Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 10:19

2 Answers 2



: something (as a formal contract, a promise, or the demands of conscience or custom) that obligates one to a course of action M-W


: a promise to do or give something

: a promise to be loyal to someone or something

: the attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something M-W


I think domestic duties/responsibilities is the expression you need:

  • of or relating to the running of a home or to family relations.


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