Video Chat: When So Much Changes, Can Love Stay the Same?

200px-Camera-video.svgWhen so much changes in a marriage because of caregiving, can love stay the same?

Join us today at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT, Noon PT) as I discuss this question with Janet Cromer, RN, MA, LMHC, a psychiatric RN and national speaker on stress and trauma resilience and family caregiver issues. Janet cared for her husband, Alan, for seven years following his severe brain injury. She wrote an award winning memoir about their experience, Professor Cromer Learns to Read: A Couple’s New Life after Brain Injury. Janet also cared for her mother until she died of cancer.

And, please note: I gave the wrong date for our upcoming joint speaking engagement. Janet and I will speak at the Rural Resources Community Action Annual Family Caregiver Conference in Pullman, Wash., on September 6, 2013.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Video Chat: When So Much Changes, Can Love Stay the Same?

  1. Avatar of RichardRichard

    Denise, I would really like to listen to the show live and call in but I have a prior doctors appointment I have to make it to. I would like to leave my opinion on the topic if possible? When changes happen, depending on severity of them love can stay the same however for more major changes, say my self with love is as much there today as it was when I first meet Trish even though it has also changed from being more physical love to more emotional love and that’s because of my back injury. So we still love as much as we ever did it’s just a different type of love. “Love doe not need be 100% physical, many times emotional love can be more intense.” – Me

  2. Avatar of donnadonna

    This was extremely uplifting to me. Thank you, Janet, for being so open and honest about such a difficult situation. You were clearly a blessing to your husband.


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