What are you struggling with?
Caregiver, this post is specifically for you. What are your struggles? Do you have certain issues that you deal with periodically and other problems that occur on a daily basis? Would you like to hear what other caregivers have to say? Read on to find our what other caregivers wrote 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. For the person who cares for pets, you 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, herbal teas, detoxing, adding pets to your home, finding the perfect indoor plants, support groups, respite, essential oils, breathing exercises, 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. It is a constant theme of this blog.
People who feel the same way as you:
To view what other caregivers have written, click on the posts below and read their comments. You will immediately know that your resentment, anger, frustration, stress, worry, anxiety, dread, and struggles are not abnormal.
If you have already read the posts listed here, feel free to look only at what other caregivers had to say. You may skip the post content and simply scroll to the bottom 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 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 get you started in understanding that you are not alone, simply click on the words in blue:
- Who are you?
- Depression in caregivers
- Emotional energy
- Places you do not want to be
- 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.
Caregiver, please leave us a comment below letting us know your frustrations and struggles. 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 thier emotions are not abnormal:
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