alexw SAID:

I am a full time caregiver for my handicapped son, whom I love dearly, but am feeling extremely guilty because I am feeling very resentful towards him and the situation I am living in. I gave up my career for my family and feel it is my “time” now. Any suggestions?

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  1. Rosanne Leslie wrote on :

    This is a challenging question. Depending on the age of your son and what his handicap is could make this answer have more possibilities for you. It is important, however, that you nurture yourself and take care of your needs first, in order to not resent him or anyone in your life. When we are on the airplane, the instructions are clear: if the plane loses altitude and we need oxygen, we are to put the mask on our face first, same with the life jacket. This concept applies to your well being as well. You(!) are the priority or you cannot be there for your son, with love. Love is the condition and you cannot have it for him, until you have it for yourself–first…

  2. Betsy Karp wrote on :

    It is so important to SELF- LOVE yourself everyday. I’m very sorry for your situation, but you need to now start taking care of yourself, so that you won’t be resentful and will find joy within yourself. What do you like to do ? Find a hobby or create something, do you like to do… paint, sing, cook… Whatever it may be find something that makes you feel good. Start wearing some fun bright colors and add some colorful flowers to your home. They will brighten your energy and help you to feel good! Hope this helps :))Betsy Karp The Colour Coach

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