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Loving someone until it hurts… both of you
I wrote this after making a plan to stop being a caregiver, after 3 years, for a friend who had a stroke. Everyone may not understand, but it's my and another person's path out of roles that we were not meant to fill. Roles that we were not very successful at in the end.
I'm sharing this in the off chance that it might help someone out there (and at the same time, hopefully, not offend anyone else in the process.)
Lindamaryw, September 24, 2019 2:56pm EST
This is my first response to any post. I totally get it. All the positive comments are more than I can understand. I guess I just am not as strong as so many on this site. It is hard to relate to everyone saying how prayers and support has helped them through this. Nothing has helped me. I just wish I had a way out, but don't. Thank you for sharing some honest thoughts.
anonymous23, November 23, 2019 1:52am EST
I just came to this site for the first time and your post gave me a tiny bit of relief. I am not meant to be a caregiver. I love my family member so very much, but I am miserable and I'm pretty sure she is too. Not to mention I'm also taking care of her daughter, who is only 1. I need out, but there's no way out