The guilt of having this thought on a regular basis is really tearing me apart. Caregiving has been really hard - I'm an only child, single, no kids, with a time-consuming job that I hate but which pays well enough that I can spend money on their care (home health aide, I take over FT when he has his days off) and employers who threatened to fire me in violation of state law when I said I may need some leave time.
I understand what is causing these thoughts, it is the ongoing sad situation I want to end, not my parents lives, but the thought still comes to me often and it's making me feel absolutely terrible. Everytime I try to read about these thoughts in an article, it says that you may "sometimes" have these thoughts. I have them daily and then I feel terrible. Are others in this boat?