The “Sandwich Generation” with a twist, or should I say twisted. We need support, empathy, and maybe a gentle direction if asked… all done with humor baked in so the sandwich leaves you felling filled.
Raising kids and also helping aging parents who suffer from mental illness, Alzheimers Disease and other major challenges makes you feel like you’re the over-cooked meat in a sandwich. You need support and as a blog and community we can get that started. I’m working on a book, Caregiver Kid: Growing Up With a Bipolar Mom to be of further assistance which should be published in 2013.
So many people are afraid to talk about their struggles for their sense of pride and duty to support their loved ones makes caregiver stress a real issue that stews under the surface but trust me…you can’t “wait it out” you need to GET IT OUT. You’re not alone and hope is near for any who ask.