i.e. never to talk about caregiving Does anyone feel this way? What I mean is my mom is actually very much alive. But I've had this resolution since many years ago that I always break anyway. I thought that if I go out, meet friends, talk to them on the phone, or do job search, I want to consciously omit this part of my life and not to talk about my ongoing caregiving duties as I feel that this is one reason why I seem out of place in our society and that all the people who knows me avoid me because once I open my mouth, it's all about my caregiving duties & my mom's very long survival of Alzheimer's that's the topic of my talk. Does anyone share my thoughts of deliberately not talking about what we do as caregivers to our parents. In so doing, we hope to re-connect with the world who is oblivious to the world of caregiving and re-connect with the younger crowd, the crowd who earns more money & spends more time on social functions rather than stay at home tackling diaper & medicine issues or unceasing incontinence, sundowning, mood swings, etc. I thought that if I do ignore the presence of my elderly mom, even though I would still do my duties to her, but make it appear that to everyone that I have social life once again, then perhaps my "social life" and my being cheerful, bubbly, young, energetic self will re-surface again and that I get back little by little to the modern world. Please share your views.