A possible cure for guilt
Respite: A break,
breather, relief, let-up
Guilt is something we hear
about all the time; Guilt that you don’t spend enough time with mom, Guilt that
you spend too much time with mom, Guilt that you are doing things with mom that
you don’t want to do or don’t like doing. It goes on and on.
Quality time is an answer.
Do the things you want to do and can do. Consider the possibility of a “respite”
from the others by hiring an in-home care professional company to give you a
Spending time with Mom vacuuming
my not be what you consider quality time. The option is to have someone else do
the chores you dislike that may be adding to guilt about visiting mom. Take her
out to church, the park a movie, the mall, it is better for her and may be surprisingly
rewarding and guilt free to you as well.
To eliminate real guilt, check
references, get recommendations, talk to more than one provider.