Caregiver Burnout and Feelings of Anger
It is only recently that I can admit I am angry with my father at leaving me responsible for mom. It makes me uncomfortable, but I’ve come to realize it is normal and part of my grieving process. I’ve found self-reflection and journaling helps me to understand and get beyond resentments related to childhood and family dynamics.
Being the adult is hard. It would be easy to spiral down into my eight-year-old self, but that isn’t healthy for me or my relationship with mom. There have been many hard lessons over the last two and a half years and this one was the first. For more insight into getting beyond anger and resentment, read the full article: Caregiver Burnout and Feelings of Anger.