Welcome to Episode 4 of The Life, Love, and Alzheimer’s Podcast! As an Alzheimer’s caregiver, resentment can become an overwhelmingly familiar feeling. We resent friends and family who seem to have disappeared from our lives at a time when we needed them the most. We resent them for not helping out or stepping up to do their part to take care of the person afflicted with Alzheimer’s. We are drowning in our problems and our role as caregivers, yet no one is there to throw us a lifeline. They see what we are going through, but they aren’t inclined to offer help. We also begin to resent people who are not going through what we are going through. We see friends, family, and neighbors enjoying their lives, having successful careers, raising their families, and taking Instagram-worthy vacations. It’s hard not to be bitter and think to yourself, “Must be nice!” Does any of this sound familiar? If it does, then you need to listen to this episode! Find out how to deal with your resentment and learn to let it go so you can become a better caregiver!
When you’re finished listening, be sure to check out my blog post, “Let’s Talk About Resentment.”