Being a caregiver to my mother is getting to be overwhelming......but I get guilty feelings and feel bad when I have these thoughts and feelings. It's as though I have to do it (the care) and keep a smile on my face and I feel terrible sometimes if I feel negative about it. My mother has heard me talk about it many times and I feel guilty with that too......her thinking that she is a burden on me. I think one answer is that we all wish it was years ago when our parents were younger and healthy and everything was easier back then. Life was better, everyone was happy......it was fun times. Now, we see how our parents are old and sick and it gets us angry to see them that way. It's almost like we blame our parents for getting old and putting us in the position we are now in. I have to control my guilty thoughts because one day when my mother is gone, I don't want to look back and feel regret over these guilty feelings that I have. It's just hard doing all of this and it's life changing. I just wish my mother was young and healthy again. Does anyone have these guilty feelings?