Caring can involve a whole range of complex emotions and feelings. These can change and fluctuate over time.
Some people may feel resentful about how their life has changed, and other times may experience feelings of guilt.
Carers have told us many sources of guilt that may resonate with you:
Guilt is a natural emotion when you are caring for someone and it’s important to recognise this and talk to someone about how you are feeling.
If you can, talk about it with the person you care for or if that’s not possible, talk to someone else who understands, our team are on hand if you don’t feel you can talk with family and friends.
If you don’t feel able to share these feelings with friends and family members, talking to other carers can help. They might be familiar with what you are going through and may be able to suggest solutions that have worked for them. We have a number of groups where you can meet other people who are in or have been in a similar situation.
You could also talk to your GP. They may be able to refer you to a counselling service, or another appropriate person to talk to.