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Old 01-14-2005, 05:18 AM   #1
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Any Single Caregivers out there?

Hi everyone, my sister and I have been taking care of my mom 24/7 for the past few years. It's very difficult to meet any men that are understanding of the situation. Therefore, I remain single at the age of 36. It's frustrating. How do you all deal with it--where do you meet someone who is compassionate and willing to accept the time commitments of a full time caregiver? I figure the best bet would be to meet a man that is also a caregiver, but where do you meet caregivers? It's not like there's an internet dating site for caregivers!

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Old 01-14-2005, 03:55 PM   #2
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Re: Any Single Caregivers out there?

You and your sister could alternate times to take care of your mom and the one not on duty could go places where other singles get together. Church sunday school is a good place to start, the singles department.

Old 02-15-2005, 11:10 AM   #3
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Re: Any Single Caregivers out there?

Oh how I know the feeling, I'm a 34 year old single male taking care of my Mother. I'm her 24/7 Caregiver with very little help from family. It's been since 1997, so I can relate. All the lonley feelings, feeling like you will never find anyone or find someone that understands what you go through, or someone that will stick with you. It's really depressing. Maybe one day.


Old 02-21-2005, 10:11 AM   #4
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Re: Any Single Caregivers out there?

Hello all:

I am a single male caregiver to my retired mother. She is 84 and I am 45.

There are a lot of care issues with her, and I get Home Care help from the Government.

I've thought about a wife, but I am on disability welfare recovering from a 30-year depression and anxiety problem. We haven't much money. All that takes me off the eligible list.

XSEL: I have heard about a good few couples living with an ailing parent.

Why not a caregiver's Internet dating service? Simply state the truth clearly and briefly. You may not get as many replies as otherwise, but what about the one that does reply, eh?

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