Granddaughter taking care of Grandmother

by Rachael
(Smithfield VA)

I am a 30 year old woman living with my 93 year old grandmother. I've lived with her for about 5 years now. At first it was okay because she needed help and I needed a place to stay. As time went on I found myself more and more angry. I was angry at my family for not coming by more, especially my mom and aunt.


I feel like my family thought I had everything under control. My grandma can be very controlling and likes to bark out orders. She also liked to make me feel guilty for trying to have a social life.

I always feel guilty for feeling angry or resentful or like I was making a big deal out of things everyday I would vow to just move out but I'm still here and still picking up, cleaning up, refilling, and anticipating the next order from her.

Living with and taking care of the elderly is a HARD job and if you aren't getting any help from your family *like me, than I say,screw them and please seek some therapy.I know how isolating and depressing it can be and you are worth it.

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