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Dear Carol: I live near my mother and have been her caregiver for years. My problem is that I have a retired, single sister who has been living in New York. Once the virus outbreak started, she decided to move back to Alabama to live with mom and take care of her. Sounds good, right? Since I have a full household and am a nurse myself, it really is good from the virus standpoint. What is hurting me is jealousy. My family is close, and my sister and I get along very well. I don’t want to tell her how I feel. I understand that she is right and this is my problem, but I can only see Mom out in the yard so I feel left out and not useful. How do I deal with these petty feelings? – PT

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