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Hi Su and welcome to the forum. I understand that you want your husband to be more appreciative and loving towards you. It can be very difficult trying to change someone's behaviour, BUT you can change yours. From reading your post it sounds like you socialise a lot as a couple. Do you sometimes go ...
Hello Londonbound, Thank you so much for sharing your post because there are lots of us (including me!) who are in a similar situation. I have been caring for my mum for nearly 5 years now. To begin with I was full of enthusiasm and not realising what I was taking on. My poor house has been ignored ...
Hello Gillian. I'm sorry you're having such a difficult time with your husband. You are not alone. Us carers have a lot to put up with. What I would suggest to you is to work out some coping mechanisms. For example - when he starts moaning just walk away into another room. Don't listen to him if he ...
Hi Sandy. That is very sad. This is a lot for one person to cope with.
Have you any family who could help you?

You have done remarkably well coping all this time but now you need outside help.
Please don't try to carry on alone.
Hi Sheena. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your dad and the pain you're going through. Your dad would not have wanted you to feel guilty. You did a marvellous job looking after him. You must have made lots of sacrifices during the years you cared for him. Now it is time to move on. There are 2 t...
Hi Yas. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your father. This is a very sad time for you and your mother. Your mum is obviously missing her husband very much, it is early days - things will get easier for you both but it will take time. The biggest problems facing your mum right now are financies an...
Hi Sharon. You could try your local library or your local Community Centre. They have lots of events held there where you can meet new people and make friends. The library will have a notice board and possibly leaflets about local activities.
Let us know how you get on!
Sorry - I've just re read your post. I don't think Dial a ride will accept her because she is physically fit.
What about suggesting she gets a dog for companionship? Plus a dog would get her out every day taking it for walks!
Hi Suzy, Some very helpful advice from BB, Thara and Sunnyd. It sounds like your mum is lonely and still grieving for her husband. Try to find her some new hobbies and interests. Perhaps you could take her to her local library to get her reading. Or some libraries provide a book delivery service whe...
Hi Paige. Your situation with your daughter sounds very serious. You have other people in your family that need your help and attention too. But in my opinion put your daughter's needs first. Let her know how important she is to you. Also, make sure that she is allowed to make day to day decisions. ...