Never visited my step mom with dementia & now feeling guilty
My dad's girlfriend was a great lady. She helped fix my relationship with both my parents, and treated me like a daughter and my kids like her grandchildren. 7 yrs ago she began to develop dementia and was saying the weirdest things and not remembering things. I was busy in my life building a career, my husband starting a new business which I had to help with, raising kids and so on. My dad and her were at my house almost every weekend except for the 2 yrs we tried to start a business. I did not do anything about it or take the effort to call her everyday, however, like I said I did invite her to all our events. Then she was admitted 4 yrs ago to a home and I saw her once before she was admitted and said my goodbyes and she didn't even recognize me or my family. I didn't visit her once in the 4 yrs she was in the home and now she is gone. My dad went everyday and told me how she was, showed me pics, told me she no longer spoke english and I wouldn't understand her so I just thought what's the point of going, she doesn't even recognize my dad. So now that she is gone, why am I feeling so bad when even her kids never visited her!
Status: Open May 12, 2016 - 01:06 PM