ReThinking Caregiving

Feeling Resentful At Family Members With Full Lives?

January 24, 2022 Esther Mbabazi Episode 63
ReThinking Caregiving
Feeling Resentful At Family Members With Full Lives?
Show Notes

You are your spouse’s primary caregiver, 

You handle all the doctor's appointments, medication, and most of the day-to-day care. 

Not only that, but you wake up early and go to bed late every day.

You watch your children and friends live their lives without a care in the world; 

while you are “stuck” at home caring for your spouse.

 Your older children are rarely around to help; 

even though they're maybe living a few minutes away. 

They don’t help with his care at all, even though you ask politely.

Sometimes you feel resentment because you are the one caring for your spouse.

You feel like such an awful spouse for feeling resentment towards your spouse, and children.

Resentment is an emotion that is brought about by thoughts. 

In this case, your siblings, children or family members aren’t helping you with your loved one’s care. 

 When we complain about other people's likes and dislikes, and we get emotional pain, then we project that on to them as though those complain were their own. 

Then we attempt to change their mind. We are in a really limited place to teach. 


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