No Regrets (Fingers Crossed)

On Friday, four caregiving experts joined me for a discussion on Your Caregiving Journey on preventing regrets. Our experts included Leann Reynolds, president of Homewatch CareGivers; Suzanne Mintz, CEO of National Family Caregivers Association; Jesse Slome, Director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance; and Bette, who blogs about caring for her mom and her children. You can listen to our show via the player at the bottom of the post.

The pressure in caregiving can make the experience ripe for regrets. You worry about what’s right and what’s best, which means you may second guess every move and every decision. The pressure intensifies because you feel like you won’t have a second chance. This is it.

So, I’d love to know: What do you think about regrets? How have you handled regrets you’ve had? Please share your thoughts (and your reactions to our show) in the comments, below.

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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

One thought on “No Regrets (Fingers Crossed)

  1. Sana Johnson-Quijada

    ah, regrets hurt. the shame is what gets me. disentangling from shame, going toward where it hurts, staying in the space of where the regrets r, that is counterintuitive but friendly. thank u for talking about this. pressure. ugh. keep on.


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