I lost my relationship and my last real life connection to caregiving.
This problem has been addressed elsewhere on this site but I just need to vent about the latest lost. For those that don't know my situation let me briefly recap.Six years ago I moved in with my mother to help with her declining health. In the past year, a series of mini strokes, I have had to quit my job to stay with her 24-7 . About three years ago, I met a wonderful man who started out as a friend and we were just starting to form a stronger relationship when Mom had her strokes. He remained in the picture, even though our time together, either on the phone or face to face was drastically cut. We have managed to have breakfast together at a rsturant close by, maybe once a month. This past saturday we had planned to have breakfast. At the last minute I had to cancel because of Mom's health problems. I later left him voice mail telling him that it was not fair to either of us to continue this way. So, long story short, my last real life connection is gone. I will need to come here more and more. I guess it is wrong to expect anyone else but those who are in the same situation to understand what we go through. Thanks, as always for letting me vent.