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Hello I sometimes become very frustrated with my step dad because he is always on the computer doing what I don't know but things are neglected. I was stung twice in the same area and swollen up severely and in pain. I was adamant and I guess giving my Mom pressure if they didn't get an exterminator to get rid of the wasps nest. Then my Mom was upset because I was going on about it! I feel really guilty when I am not patient with them both. I tend to go on about certain things and raise my voice, but I was worried I would get stung again it happen twice in 2 weeks and it is very painful. I even said if they don't do it I can't come to work but they didn't care he said it was to expensive but has the money! Have any of you raised your voice or gone on about something too much?? Feeling horrible with guilt!

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Great advice! I just had to take a walk to avoid lashing out at my poor mother. I feel so bad after voicing my frustrations. It's not her fault she can't do all she used to. I get upset when she refuses to try. But she's 86 so I have to learn to ease up.
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Try not to beat yourself up. You're only human and in caring for our elderly loved ones we lose our patience sometimes. It's a very stressful situation that can wear us down. Drop the guilt that you're carrying, you have enough on your shoulders as it is. If you feel yourself beginning to lose your patience walk into another room and take some deep breaths or step outside for a few minutes. If caregiving were easy we wouldn't need websites like this in which to seek support.
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