When you just can't win, and you still have to face being a caregiver (whether physical or mental) it takes a toll on you spiritually and mentally... Almost to the point of being paralyzed. Do any of you feel this way? How have you coped and or climbed out of this stuation? Is it possible to go back to the life we once lived and be happy again? How do we somewhat forget or deal with all the thoughts and memories running through our heads? How do we find the person we used to be before trying to be the 'good' guy/caregiver after time has slipped by and family (including the one you care for) has wreaked havoc on you? (Excluding counseling... Been there, done that). Any success stories would be appreciated, especially concerning self worth and dispelling bad memories.