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In Six Words, What’s a Caregiving Fear?

face-fearLast week, you shared your caregiving worries in six words.

This week, I’d love to know about a caregiving fear. And, I’d love for you to share in six words. Last night’s talk show (What’s the Worst Caregiving Emotion?) inspired this discussion about caregiving fears. I found our conversation fascinating and would love to know more about what you fear during caregiving.

A caregiving fear (in six words) could sound like this:

What if I lose my temper?

What if I can’t do it?

Please share your six-word caregiving fears in our comments section, below.

About Denise Brown

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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.


  1. What if I miss the moment?

  2. And for me that is about a lot of the moments because the things that are gone rarely announce themselves as they go. So I’m afraid I’ll miss the last time (insert whatever) but I am also afraid that I’ll miss the laugh or the eye twinkle because it is just a perfect moment that I am not present for.

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    That I will lose my sanity….

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    Feeling resentful and entrapment scare me.

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    Can’t function, no help, lose everything.

    Honestly, my one fear really is the worst-case scenario. Otherwise, I think I’m good.

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    Say something I can’t take back.

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    we’re getting great ones again right? :)

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    watching life instead of living it

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    What if I make a wrong decision?
    What if this is the best that she is going to get?
    Why I am not making a difference in her quality of life?
    Am I making the rest of the people in my life suffer because I chose to do this?
    Am I getting too depressed to handle this any more for her greater good?
    Should I get help for myself?

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    @Lisa? WOW! Love it!!!!

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    @Gina, great all of them! :)

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    Guilt, is this the rest of our lives?

    Fear, he’ll get hurt on my watch.

    What if something happens to me?

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    Ah @Pegi, I can see where your mind has been leading you! {{HUGS}}

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    I’m afraid of so much lately.

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    I’ll be consumed by others’ needs.

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    Unanswerable Questions needing ultimate, timely answers.

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