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.

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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.

18 thoughts on “In Six Words, What’s a Caregiving Fear?

  1. Heather Slutzky

    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.

  2. Avatar of Gina

    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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