Adding the daily rigors of caregiving to an already full plate can be a recipe for caregiver burnout. Here's how to prevent it.
Family and friends laud you for being so unselfish. They lavish you with praise for all of the ways you care for your loved one and applaud the sacrifices you make each day as a caregiver. From the outside, it’s a rosy picture. But on the inside, you may be experiencing a real phenomenon called “Caregiver Guilt.”
Bearing the responsibility of caring for a loved one can be extremely stressful. Not only does meeting the daily needs of the one you’re caring for create stress, but having your own needs met can be very challenging and cause additional stress for you. This can result in physical and emotional trauma for you and potentially diminished care for the person you’re caring for.