No-one prepares you for the time when you realise that you have become the parent of your parents or elderly relatives. Unlike childbirth there are not thousands of manuals, books or shared experiences. One of the hardest things to get to grips with is the emotional upheaval that comes with it. Whether you’re caring from a distance, or have your parent living with you; if they are both still alive, or you are coping with the grief of losing a parent – its all really difficult. This section aims to help you get to grips with the emotional stuff a bit more – to recognise that you’re definitely not alone, weird or bad.
Re-thinking relationships: what you need to know
It’s important not to forget to about yourself, how do you really feel?