Guilt It is quite common to feel guilty—guilty for the way the person with dementia was treated in the past, guilty at feeling embarrassed by their odd behaviour, guilty for lost tempers or guilty for not wanting the responsibility of caring for a person with dementia.
If the person with dementia goes into hospital or residential care you may feel guilty that you have not kept him at home for longer, even though everything that could be done has been done.
It’s natural to feel hurt: Ending an abusive relationship is a big change, and all major life changes can be challenging to adjust to how things are different.
In abusive relationships, it is common for partners to spend all their free time together.
It is common to feel guilty about past promises such as “I’ll always look after you,” when this cannot be met. If someone close develops dementia, we are faced with the loss of the person we used to know and the loss of a relationship.
People caring for partners may experience grief at the loss of the future that they had planned to share together.
I’m not gonna lie, being friends with an ex isn’t easy.
You may find yourself re-living all the hurt and pain of the breakup (and does anyone wanna go through that nightmare twice?!
Rest assured that you are not alone if you find yourself feeling these, too.Also, people who are abusive can make the other person think that he/she is not worthy of having friends or dating anyone else.When the relationship ends and the abusive partner has done all they can to make the other person feel unworthy, it can be easy to feel like there is no one else who cares.), you may experience a level of jealousy you never thought existed within you, and feelings that you’ve long since buried can abruptly be woken from the dead unleashing a whole Pandora’s Box worth of pain and problems. First, it’s really wonderful to have someone who was once so important to you back in your life.There is a great comfort in having someone who knows exactly who you are, good and bad, and just you. Maybe you’ll get answers to the questions that have been haunting you.