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.”
It’s challenging as a busy caregiver to make self-care a priority in your life. The hours fly by, and before you know it, another day is done. Though you’ve taken care of the needs of the person in your care, you probably haven’t done very much for your own well-being.