Guilt is an overpowering and complicated emotion; however, it does appear to have a purpose in the life of human beings. When knowing we’ve done something wrong, by all means, we should experience at least a modicum of shame. But, if you were a caregiver there will be times when memories filled with unwarranted waves of guilt that will wash right over you. There doesn’t have to have been any wrong doing occur to cause this. The reason is simply that you cared so deeply that you never felt adequate enough in executing this role.