Why can't We Share??

by Jo

Why are some people totally mean and unreasonable about caring for elderly relatives? As a consequence of my sister-in-laws dislike of my dad I have to have him living at my house.


I feel rubbish as I have guilt about not being happy at this situation and also I am totally stressed by having to care for a 77 year old man with mild dementia. I have a husband who works away, a young son and I work 3 days a week heading a uni course. Arrrgghh - families are mean to each other and selfish and damaging!!!

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Feeling Empathy For You Jo!
by: Brianna

I'm sorry you feel so overwhelmed. It appears your sister-in-law must feel that the daily care of your Dad would have ultimately fallen on her shoulders and not your brothers.

I always find it interesting that somehow we women are deemed more equipped to handling an elderly parents care while still holding down a full time job and raising our children who are still school age.

You might want to consider having a family conference call like we did to discuss other siblings involvement to help ease the burden of care for Dad on you and your family. God Bless You for what you are doing.

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