Hello. I am new here and I wanted to find some emotional support. I live with my mum who is 62. I am 23. My mum 2 months ago suffered a stroke. It was pretty severe but she is doing really good now. She was discharged from the hospital almost 2 months ago. The thing is, due to this horrible episode she suffers from anxiety and doesn't like to be left alone for a long time. I remind her to take her pills, do the shopping, take her pressure and glucose because I want her to be happy and healthy. The thing is, I started to feel a little bit emotionally exhausted. I am basically 24/7 with her and I need to see other people. The other day I just went to my sister's house (who just lives 1 block away) and spent the afternoon with her and some friends. I just was having fun and forgot it was 2 am. And my mum started sending me messages saying she was anxious and scared and asking me to go back to the house so I did and I started crying because I felt really guilty for leaving her alone for 8 hours in a row. The thing is, I love her with all my heart but I don't know if it is going to be like this forever. I understand she may be going through a post trauma effect because of stroke and arranged an appointment to a therapist for my mum. But I kind of started to feel like this will be like this forever or for a really long time. I feel like I am never going to be able to spend the night with my friends without my mum feeling scared or anxious of being left alone for a long time. And I feel really bad for feeling like this. I dont know if the therapist will help her. Anyway, thanks in advance for your responses!