that I might leave him"(I have never said that I would
. Our relatives have all said similar things.pleading with me not to hurt him (which of course I never do, nor have I ever done).
Hi Barker, I can relate so much to this. After several months of dad driving me to insanity he went into respite care for the first time 3 weeks ago yesterday. I thought I'd be so relieved and be able to take a break and chill. I was exhausted with going to see him every night after work. But I was so upset when he went into respite .... and not found it at all easy to take a break from going to see him. Actually, one of the main things for me is that I quite enjoy going to see him without all the stress of being on my own with him. When he was at home I'd visit every night not knowing what to expect, how to deal with it or when on earth I'd get away. In respite it's so much easier cos I can hand over to care staff when I can't cope anymore.barker said:Respite care was reasonably successful. It took me half the week to settle to it, as I missed him far more than I had anticipated, especially as I had reached screaming pitch before he went. Do others feel like this, loving the person but losing sight of these feelings sometimes because of the constantly stressful situation?