I have the right to:
- Take care of myself. This helps me maintain the ability to take better care of my care-receiver.
- Seek help from others even though my care receiver may object.
- Recognize the limits of my endurance and strength.
- Maintain facets of my own life that do not include the care receiver. I have the right to do some things just for myself.
- Get angry, be depressed, and express difficult feelings occasionally.
- Reject any attempt by the care receiver to manipulate me through guilt, anger or depression.
- Receive consideration, affection, forgiveness, and acceptance for what I do for my care receiver.
- Take pride in what I am accomplishing and to applaud the courage it takes to meet the needs of my care receiver.