What are you struggling with?
Caregiver, this post is specifically for you. All caregivers have challenges, struggles, and frustrations. Read on to discover what other caregivers had to say about their situations…
Differing situations, but the same emotions…
If you are caring for yourself, you might struggle with others understanding you and relating to you. The person who cares for pets might have financial problems and challenges that include getting help with your animals.
Parents/guardians wrestle with disrespect, unbelievable schedules, messy houses, and not enough time in the day to accomplish all that is required. Caregivers of adults struggle with loss, loneliness, money worries, time constraints, and the list goes on….
Where can you go when you are struggling?
1. The first place to start is with your primary care doctor. If you are mentally burnt out, try a good counselor as well.
2. Do you need ideas to help you handle stress, resentment, fatigue, and worry? Click on our menu and our categories for those tips. Do you want to improve some of your daily routine by trying a new diet, adding pets to your home, support groups, respite care, essential oils, breathing exercises, detoxing, and more? Check out the earlier blog posts for those suggestions.
3. In the meantime, please know that you are not alone. We have many posts with the four words “you are not alone” in them. “You are not alone” is a constant theme of this blog.
People who feel the same way as you:
Next, please view what other caregivers have written by clicking on the posts below and reading their comments. If you have already read the posts listed here, scroll to the bottom, of each post, to read what your fellow caregivers have written.
You, too, are welcome to enter the conversation with these amazing caregivers. Reply to the other caregivers using the comment box. You may use your own name, a false name, your initials, or the word anonymous. Your email address will not be seen by anyone and it will not be sold to a third party.
To let you know that you are not alone, simply click on the topics that are highlighted in blue:
- Who are you?
- Depression in caregivers
- Mental illness
- Emotional energy
- Places you do not want to be
- Combat stress, depression, and anxiety
- A caregiver’s start to the morning
- Laughter when it is difficult to laugh
- Caregiver stress test
- Weight loss
- Communicating with someone who has Alzheimer’s
What about you?
This blog was created to help you know that your feelings are universal and to help you come up with ideas to cope. You are not crazy, and you are not alone. Reading what other caregivers have written helps you know that your resentment, anger, frustration, stress, worry, anxiety, dread, and struggles are not abnormal.
Caregiver, please leave us a comment below letting us know your frustrations and struggles. Every comment you make enters you in our drawing for new jewelry. Click here for the details.
Your comments encourage others in their caregiving walk. You are building the body of caregivers and helping each other. It is beautiful to witness all the support and camaraderie you have already shown each other!
Let other caregivers know that their emotions are not abnormal:
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