Guilt about not being there for your parent...
I live in a different country from my mom, who is home alone and quite lonely and depressed. She suffers from heart problems AND recently, hip problems. She can't have surgery on her hips due to her heart problems, and is therefore in a lot of pain.
I feel so guilty for not being there to assist her. I know she is lonely, and she is too stubborn to move into a nursing home or assisted living. And I don't want to ask her to do that either, because I know that is something she does not want. The most I can do is call her every day, but as time goes on, I feel this is not enough.
Is anyone in a similar position to me and feeling the guilt? How am I supposed to assist my mom, while continuing on with my life??