My partner is caring for her mother and aunt. She told me that she feels like she's never off the work and caregiver treadmill. How can I help and support her?
My partner lost her Dad last month and is now caring for her mother and an aunt. We're in our 50's, have no children, are employed and were just now beginning to have time and money to begin to travel and spend time with friends. I see that the demands placed on may partner are exhausting her, and I'm struggling with this because this responsibility was completely unexpected. Because we have no children, I feel the need to cultivate our chosen family--which we aren't doing because her family (which I love) needs so much time and attention. The sense of loss of freedom is so difficult. My partner tells me that she feels like she's never off the work/caregiver treadmill. What do I do? How do I help her?