Caring full-time for a loved one can be intensely lonely. Over the months and years, everything narrows down and focuses on their needs. You may feel your life isn’t your own any more. Perhaps you have given up work and have lost touch with friends and family. Some carers say their life seems meaningless because it’s all about the person they care for. They feel selfish for missing time with friends and a social life.
Are you lonely in your role as carer for your parent or a relative? How do you cope? What do you do to combat loneliness? Share your experience and solutions with others on the Forum.
SimplyHealth Care for Life team