The site is caregiver.org
Please read this article which describes emotions felt by caregivers.
Donna Schempp, LCSW does a wonderful job of describing emotions felt by caregivers.
She also adds coping skills to help caregivers deal with these emotions.
The name of the article is, Emotional Side of Caregiving
Thanks for reading it. I liked the article a lot as well. I especially liked how she included coping skills.
I had the same experience as you. I wasn’t prepared at all and felt blindsided by so many of the emotions that she identified in this article.
I agree with you that ‘regret’ is another emotion that we experience.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences. We can all learn from each other.
I wish that I would have been more prepared in my earlier days of caregiving.
This article would have helped me tremendously.
I hope that it will help you or if you are through with your caregiver days, you could pass on the information to others as needed.
Donna Schempp, LCSW
Emotional Side of Caregiving
If only we were perfect we would not feel...
I really feel this social worker has covered all of emotions felt by caregivers.
Her descriptions are accurate and her coping skills are useful.
I certainly felt these emotions during my caregiver days!
Please understand that I have typed the emotions that the LCSW describes. She does list ‘guilt’ and ‘grief.’ I know that some of you don’t like using the word ‘guilt.’ Please read the article. Both terms are applicable.