28-03-2019 01:42 PM
Feeling angry about the injustice of your loved one’s illness, frustrated at the lack of sleep, the accountability of another person's welfare. Perhaps even anger directed at your loved one for becoming unwell in the first place, these are not uncommon feelings when we are managing the ups and downs of life as a carer. In fact they are more common than we realise It's time to reinvent the way we view ourselves as carer's, to discuss the manifestation of carer's guilt in a safe and gentle space.
Join us here on Tuesday April 23rd as our Community Manager @nashy facilitate's a discussion around working through guilt as a carer.
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23-04-2019 07:00 PM - edited 23-04-2019 07:02 PM
Hello everyone 👋 those that have clicked support - big huge shout out to ya for joining in this evening
Welcome to tonight’s Topic Tuesday where we will be looking at feelings of guilt as a Carer. A very common emotion no doubt, really looking forward to hearing people's perspectives on this one tonight. I am going to allow 10 minutes for everyone to settle in then we wil kick off
23-04-2019 07:11 PM
Hello everyone who is arriving in the background
23-04-2019 07:13 PM
23-04-2019 07:15 PM
It’s not always easy to feel positive about the person you care for and at times we may even feel frustrated, angry or any other range of emotions. Even though at times we can feel isolated in this experience, we’re not alone.
I am hoping to generate some peer to peer skills within this space tonight crew
On the note of togetherness, let's jump into question one!
In your experience, what do you think some of the causes are for feeling guilty as a carer?
23-04-2019 07:16 PM
Hey there @Carmello Welcome! Yes Question 1 is above Feel free to answer based on your own experience Thanks for being here tonight. Feel free to click refresh on your browser every few minutes to see new answers to the questions.
23-04-2019 07:23 PM
I feel so exhausted by the ups and downs of being a carer that when I take time out and have fun I feel sad and guilty that my loved one is so unwell and I am out enjoying myself .
23-04-2019 07:24 PM
* Being more able than the person/people you are caring for
* Having negative feelings towards them and/or their situation
* Feel selfish for taking time out to look after ourselves and do things we enjoy
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