Our daughter is in a marital crisis and is seeing a therapist. She is not communicating with us despite our calling and emails. It feels like we are really being left out. As I read this reflection I see that there are some things we have to give up. One being in control of our children's live's outcomes. We want to help but at this time our daughter does not want or can't reach out. We have to "let go" and trust in the process hopeing that her situation will work out for the best.
My husband has Parkinson's Disease. I am his only caregiver at this point. I need my solitude in the mornings before he gets us to renew myself and be able to face the day. I limit my time with other people especially ones who are negative. The energy it takes to be a caretaker is breathtaking especially the emotional toll it drains from me. The morning solitude is a must.