Longtime caregiver looking for support and coping tips
I've been a member of Mayo Clinic Connect for several years, but this is my first time at this group. Here's my situation: I have been a caregiver for my parents, 4 years for both and 7 years for my mom alone ( she died in December). I also have been a caregiver for my wife for the past two years because of incapacitating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome mixed in with Long Covid symptoms. It has been helpful to see a therapist weekly, but I feel emotionally exhausted and feel like I have little in reserve to give. I work hard to take care of myself as well, but this is easier said than done. My reason for posting here is for support and encouragement from others in the same situation. And,too, perhaps to pick up some useful tools to cope with the difficulties of caregiving.