Last week, our local PBS station aired an interview with Jane Gross, author a of new book detailing her experience caring for her mom called A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents – and Ourselves. Jane worked at The New York Times for 28 years and began its wonderful blog called The New Old Age.
The interviewer, Phil Ponce, asked Jane an interesting question during the interview. During caregiving, he asked, can you get your life back?
No, she answered. You don’t get your life back.
She added that she wished someone had told her that she wasn’t going to get her life back because knowing that would have meant she slowed down.
So, I’m curious: During caregiving, can you get your life back? What do you think? Please share your thoughts in our comments section. And, you can listen to the complete interview with Jane via the player below.