Don’t neglect your friends, hobbies and interests. Don’t isolate yourself and become an island that nobody can swim to reach you. If you do this, you will be sent ancient in yourself to caregiver prison with no chance of parole.
It doesn’t take much time to do this. A little creative thinking, an hour at Starbucks with a friend, will do wonders!
And don’t tell me you can’t find anybody to watch your loved one for an hour. Put the word out at your church, or your friends on Facebook that you need a one hour break, or a few bucks to hire Visiting Angels for some respite.
Where there is a will, there is a way. If you had to be rushed to the hospital for surgery, I guarantee you, you would make it happen somehow.