Welcome to TGH Jennifer. The sacrifices a parent makes for their family are amazing. But the act of taking care of yourself is not a selfish act. Depression is a serious issue and not one that is easily controlled.. It effects everyone around you including those your’e trying to protect. You do not mention seeking help for it. A good counselor helps people deal with this very thing. If you are not then I think you might want to consider it. We’re here for each other on TGH, but we are not trained professionals. Please keep that in mind as you seek out support.
Hugs, Ambassador Cloe