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Why Do My Parents Get Angry With Me For Helping?

So often, as caregivers, we bend over backward to help our loved ones. We anticipate their every need. Then, suddenly, there's an angry outburst from the very person or people we have given so much loving attention.

"Don't try to run my life!" Mom shouts.

"You think you know everything," Dad grumps.

"Well, since you're in charge, I suppose we'll do it your way," Mom says sarcastically. 

You feel hurt and you wonder where you've gone wrong. You've only been trying to help. You've given up time your husband and children could use, to say nothing of your job. You've nearly eliminated any chance of "me" time for yourself, just so you could help your parents, and now they seem to be angry all the time.

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