Caregiving and Complicated Family Dynamics

There are 53 million Americans who are caregivers; 89% care for a relative or partner, with women representing 75% of all caregivers.

A common dilemma sounds something like this, ‘my mum was abusive to me. Yes, we had a roof over our heads, but she yelled at me and hit me regularly. She was out of control. I’m an only child, and I feel that I have to take care of her, but I don’t want to.’

If this is something you have encountered, then check out Sheryl Stillman’s article in Next Avenue: