‘m crying as I’m writing this message. I’m a 40-year old single mom, so I’m no teenager. I’m angry at my siblings for not being here to help with my aging parents (I’m the primary caregiver), I’m angry because my daughter and I don’t get along very well (I just yelled at her because she talked back to me and I ended up slapping her on the arm), I’m angry because I feel as though no one really cares about what I’m going through. How can I deal with this? I feel so frustrated. Especially regarding the caregiving, I just think it’s not fair that my siblings are getting away with it. They come visit maybe once a year, then they’re gone. I talked about it numerous times about my difficulties and they always end up saying the same thing (it’s your choice if you stay where you are, you’re destined to take care of them, etc.). I try to put my resentment behind but it keeps coming back. Help!
I’m considered kind and soft-spoken, but deep inside, I’m boiling. I feel as though I can’t be as nice with people due to the way I’m feeling inside. This is really bothering me.