Caregiving is a hungry beast that threatens to consume everything in your path – your life, your happiness, even your marriage. With some intentionality and a little extra effort, you can keep caregiving from ruining your marriage and be assured you have a battle-tested marriage that comes out even stronger when your caregiving days are over.
As a caregiver, the holidays often feel like just another source of stress and worry. This doesn’t have to be the case! Find out how to have a happy holiday as a caregiver.
By becoming your loved one’s safe space you are providing them with the confidence that they will not be rejected or abandoned. You are giving them security from a very scary outside world full of unknowns, fears, and expectations.
When friends and family first find out you are moving your elderly parent into your home, you can be bombarded with criticism and “advice” about why it’s a bad idea.
When you begin taking care of an elderly parent, the last thing you expect is for them to be angry at you. Unfortunately, most caregivers receive the brunt of anger and bitterness. There are ways to handle it without letting it destroy you.