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Topic Tuesday // Working through feelings of guilt // Tues 23 Apr, 7pm AEDT

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Feeling angry about the injustice of your loved one’s illness, frustrated at the lack of sleep, the accountability of another person's welfare. Perhaps even anger directed at your loved one for becoming unwell in the first place, these are not uncommon feelings when we are managing the ups and downs of life as a carer.  In fact they are more common than we realise Heart It's time to reinvent the way we view ourselves as carer's, to discuss the manifestation of carer's guilt in a safe and gentle space.

 

Join us here on Tuesday April 23rd as our Community Manager @nashy  facilitate's a discussion around working through guilt as a carer.

 

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Re: Topic Tuesday // Working through feelings of guilt // Tues 23 Apr, 7pm AEDT

Hello everyone 👋 those that have clicked support - big huge shout out to ya for joining in this evening Smiley Happy


Heart @PTL  @Bea  @Silvy15  @CheerBear  @Carmello @EOR  @Adge @Teej @Determined  @Shaz51  @Anne55 

 

Welcome to tonight’s Topic Tuesday where we will be looking at feelings of guilt as a Carer. A very common emotion no doubt, really looking forward to hearing people's perspectives on this one tonight. I am going to allow 10 minutes for everyone to settle in then we wil kick off Smiley Very Happy

Re: Topic Tuesday // Working through feelings of guilt // Tues 23 Apr, 7pm AEDT

Re: Topic Tuesday // Working through feelings of guilt // Tues 23 Apr, 7pm AEDT

Hello @Shaz51  Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy

 

Hello everyone who is arriving in the background Smiley Happy

Re: Topic Tuesday // Working through feelings of guilt // Tues 23 Apr, 7pm AEDT

Have we started yet ?
Not sure where I should be looking ....

Re: Topic Tuesday // Working through feelings of guilt // Tues 23 Apr, 7pm AEDT

It’s not always easy to feel positive about the person you care for and at times we may even feel frustrated, angry or any other range of emotions. Even though at times we can feel isolated in this experience, we’re not alone. 


I am hoping to generate some peer to peer skills within this space tonight crew Smiley Very Happy

On the note of togetherness, let's jump into question one!

 

In your experience, what do you think some of the causes are for feeling guilty as a carer?

Re: Topic Tuesday // Working through feelings of guilt // Tues 23 Apr, 7pm AEDT

Hey there @Carmello  Welcome! Yes Question 1 is above Smiley Happy Feel free to answer based on your own experience Heart Thanks for being here tonight. Feel free to click refresh on your browser every few minutes to see new answers to the questions.

Re: Topic Tuesday // Working through feelings of guilt // Tues 23 Apr, 7pm AEDT

Hello @Carmello , @nashy 

having to work , family saying things to make you feel guilty

looking after 2 people

Re: Topic Tuesday // Working through feelings of guilt // Tues 23 Apr, 7pm AEDT

I feel so exhausted by the ups and downs of being a carer that when I take time out and have fun I feel sad and guilty that my loved one is so unwell and I am out enjoying myself .

Re: Topic Tuesday // Working through feelings of guilt // Tues 23 Apr, 7pm AEDT

* Being more able than the person/people you are caring for

* Having negative feelings towards them and/or their situation

* Feel selfish for taking time out to look after ourselves and do things we enjoy

 

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