Lack of Support from Society is Disheartening
I personally find the lack of support from society disheartening. The fact that I'm trying to help my elderly parent means nothing to people. Generally all I ever get is negative opinions from everyone, including friends and coworkers. That I should throw my parent in some sort of facility and be done with her.
For that reason I have found myself gradually withdrawing from the human population over the past few years because of their negativity and lack of support. I have found that is better for my mental health to keep away from these people and to turn to my spiritual faith for support rather than constantly fending off their negative opinions and useless advice. I don't understand why society finds taking care of elderly parents so bad.
People are willing to take care of 4 stupid dogs or to adopt other people's children yet they are totally negative about care giving of an elderly parent. Also people will have parties and take up collections just because someone is having a baby yet there is NO support whatsoever for someone who is taking care of an elderly parent. I mean verbal support, compassion, empathy, a kind word, an ATTA girl, a little card to boost the spirits, an offer to help out with a chore, JUST NOT ADVICE. Do you think anyone could offer any of this? NO.