Caregiver burnout is one of the most challenging aspects of becoming a caregiver. People who are caregivers want to help others. When they assume this role they may neglect their own needs at great personal cost. Feelings of helplessness, anger, sadness, and fatigue can emerge. Caregivers can help alleviate these emotions and prevent caregiver burnout by creating realistic expectations for themselves. Working with a therapist can help caregivers to understand ways to break this cycle. Read more.