- My good feelings about who I am stem from receiving approval from you, the care receiver, as well as other loved ones, friends and people at work.
- My struggle affects my serenity.
- My mental attention is focused on you, the care receiver.
- My fear of your anger, disappointment and regret determines what I say or do.
- My social circle diminishes as I involve myself with you.
- My self-esteem is bolstered by relieving your pain.
- My own hobbies/interests are put to one side. My time is spent sharing your hobbies/interests.
- I am not aware of how I feel. I am only aware of how you feel.
- I am not aware of what I want. I ask what you want.
- The dreams I have for my future are linked to you.
- The quality of my life is in relation to the quality of yours.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Caregivers... Do You Know Someone That Cares Too Much?
Here's a quick checklist: