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Hello everyone. My name is john, i am 26 and i have been reading and learning about buddhism for about the past five years. Lately my life has become incredibly stressful due to health problems with my mother. She cares for my handicapped sister and since her health problems began a few months ago has been un able to care for my sister any more. I live far from them and try to help as much as i can, as do a few other family members. But things are just falling apart and soon i fair that there will be no one to care for my sister and also that the stress of all this will cause my mothers health to decline. This has all been weighing on me heavily and my anger/depression is very intense to say the least. I actually woke up this morning and got online to find a temple near my home so that i could find a teacher to help me learn how to deal with how these issues affect me. But there are no temples within 75 miles of me. But i did find this place. And maybe its a good place to start. At the very least it feels good to vent a little. Im sorry that i didnt find this site when i was in better spirits. But i am glad i found it.
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Greetings John and welcome to Dhammawheel.
I am sorry for the situation that you find yourself in.
Certainly do what you can to assist your family, but whatever you do, be sure to look after yourself. That means, but no means limited to, Dhamma practice. I hope that during this turbulent time it will be your rock and anchor.
Don't be afraid to ask your extended family for assistance. I also recommend that you research (if you haven't already done so) for support groups, networks, and whether there is some available institutional care and government subsidy.
Wishing you all the best,
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Welcome John and i hope things turn around for the better for you and your mom soon!
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Welcome John - I hope we can be of support in your practice.
Not knowing the community resources available where your mother and sister live, I can only second Ben's post.
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