I have been seeing a therapist lately and for all he most part it has been helping me...to put myself first sometimes and focus more on my own needs. I am also trying to deal with all my anger and resentment at my eo nothing siblings.
The previous sessions I have left there feelng better and more empowered. My therapist is a caregiver herself to her 95 year old father so she does understand somewhat what i am going through. The difference in us tho is she has some support with her husband and her sister moving here to help her. She also has some really good friends who really care and offer any support she needs.
She thinks I should find a support system...She knows all about my worthless siblings and extended family and that they offer no support at all. She keeps asking about friends who offer unconditional support..i told her I really dont have such friends. i just have surface type friends who i go out to lunch,dinner or a movie with occasionally. None of them understand caregiving nor do they want to hear about it.
My therapist says I need to find a support system but i dont have one..is this just one more thing for me to do? How do i make people care when my own family doesnt care? I feel really down now.
I want therapy to help me function..and not have to depend on others.
Any caregivers out there who are going through therapy but have no support system like me? Any opinions?