Caring for a loved one can be very overwhelming for many people. Those who are self-critical and blame themselves are often prone to depression. Often times caregivers will grieve for a longer period of time if they feel as though their caregiving wasn’t good enough. But, it is very important to try and stop experiencing those feelings. You are not a professional; it is not your job as the child or spouse to work as a full-time caregiver.
You are not the only one going through this, guilt is a common feeling in this profession. Guilt can either encourage you to be the best you or make you feel unsuccessful and depressed. If you start to feel imprisoned due to overwhelming guilt, consider learning how to let go of caregiver guilt. Here are some tips on how to let go of caregiver guilt and allow yourself to accept help for your loved one.