Wednesday, July 23, 2008

from CARING TODAY magazine

"Anger is a prevalent reaction to being a caregiver, but few confess to it.... She [Bess] confides that she ended up enraged with her mother. 'With all my running for her, she never asked if this was too much for me. She just complained that I wasn't giving her enough attention.'"

"Still, guilt is a near-inescapable fallout. 'It's universal,' reports Dr. Tessina. 'You feel responsible for your parent's problems and guilty for not being able to do anything about them.'"

-by Anne Hosansky