How many times have you thought to yourself, “I wish she would help out more,” or “I wish he cared about this as much as I do”? These thoughts and feelings are so common and understandable when you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
As much as you want someone to feel or behave differently, it’s not your job or your responsibility to change them. And you will only burn yourself out trying. It’s important to learn to let go of the need or desire to control or change someone else’s emotions or behavior, so you can focus on your own experience with this journey.
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- How normal it is to wish other people would help or care more
- My experience with feeling this way while caring for my mom
- What I’ve learned from mentoring countless women who also feel this way
- Why it’s not your job or your responsibility to control how someone else feels or shows up
- Why you should learn to let it go and focus on your own experience
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