At Wits End!!!

by Emily
(Iowa)

I am the main caregiver for my very difficult 90 year old mother. I do have hired, care givers that come to her home for a few hours each day....but other than that it is just me.


I have a very wealthy brother and sister (that live in the same general area as my mother) that do not do a thing. They live their fancy lives and go on their fancy trips and just tell me "you are a trooper for helping mom". When I ask for help from one of them they just say "sorry, mom can not get in or out of my BMW or sorry I am leaving tomorrow for some exotic trip".

Meanwhile, I work a (more than) full time job, have a husband and kids that resent me for being so available to my mother and do not have 1/10th the income they have and I am the one who has to do everything...Caring for my elderly parent (who is super critical of everything I do) has me resentful of my siblings.

The only reason I even speak to my siblings is to hope they will visit or call our mother every few weeks....once my mother dies my relationship with them will go too and it will be a relief on all accounts.

Comments for At Wits End!!!

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
I am Sorry
by: Anonymous

I am sorry that you are going through this major challenge. I hope that one day your siblings will say thank you. In the meantime, you may have to stop being a trooper and make your boundaries more clear. There are other choices you could make, although it is hard to see those in the day to day....

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Elder Care Anger and Resentment.


Home | Site Map | About | Contact | Privacy Policy | Disclosure

© Copyright evSky Incorporated 2008-2019 | All Rights Reserved


Eldercare for

Aging Parents

Are you having a difficult time with being the "Caregiver" for Mom and Dad?

Click Here to Read What Others are Saying and Leave a Comment About Your Own Experiences....

Or Start your Own Discussion Page!

Recent Articles

  1. Conundrum

    May 21, 19 03:13 PM

    How is it that a 98 year old dying person is able to suck out every bit of life energy from me. I am 30 years younger. I completely and successfully manage

    Read More

  2. Lost

    May 17, 19 01:54 PM

    Brought my 81 year old mother into my new downsized home. She can still dress, go to the restroom by herself, cognitive issues related to Parkinson dementia

    Read More

  3. Going Bonkers in Georgia

    May 17, 19 01:52 PM

    I have to start off with saying I have a big old dog named Bonkers! But I am borrowing his name for this title only! How am I coping...? I don't really

    Read More