Resentful of Siblings

I do not resent caring for my father at all, as I love him and want him to know that he is loved and cared for.

I know that I will not feel any regret after he is gone, as I have done all that I can. I do, however, feel that I will be an only child when this is all over.

I have three other siblings.. one nearby, the others only a few hours away. I have begged and pleaded for help only to be told off or that we should put him into a home. I will never forget their lack of help or the compassion that they have denied my father.

I wish there were some other way, but I will not ask for their help ever again. On the plus side, I have wonderful friends who have no problem pitching in when I ask. Go figure.

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by: Anonymous

Hi. I just read your kind words to my post. Thank you. I have to say that I almost choked when I read your comment about only one weekend vacation. I too recently went away for a weekend only to be told that my trip was "really bad timing." Seriously? Wow. Hang in there.

From what I've been hearing, this is pretty common so I guess we'd better just get used to it. One word, though: KARMA. :)

Totally can relate...
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem with my siblings. Only it is our Mother, instead of Dad. I too give caregiving to Our Mother, key word: OUR. But you'd think I was her only child.

It has been three years and I have only had one weekend off to go on a mnt trip. I have almost begged. I often hear, let me get back to you. But they never do. And while one does live five hours away, he sure does a lot of family vacations. Mom could go along sometimes or they could at least bring her to their home, that she has begged them to let her visit. I am so tired.

And I fear that she will not be able to go if they keep waiting. She is declining more every day.
I have to say that you are the best child your Father has. You truly care. And you will not regret it, as you stated. Bless you!

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