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How Do You Adjust to the Reality of Caregiving?

jigsaw-puzzle-21330How do you adjust to the reality of caregiving?

That’s the question we discussed last night on Your Caregiving Journey, our Internet talk show. I was joined for the conversation by Richard, who cares for his brother-in-law and mother; Jane, who cares for her daughter; and Ejourneys, who cares for her partner. You can listen to our show via the player, below.

A life of caregiving means a family member or friend isn’t well, which can feel like your life isn’t well. How do you adjust? How do you accept this life of caregiving?

Please share your thoughts and experiences in our comments section, below.

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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. Avatar of Pegi

    You just do! I try not to dwell on what is no longer ours, but rather on what the future can still hold for both my husband and I. Circumstances change, limitations now exist, but I consider myself one of the lucky ones. He’s still with me, mentally and physically. We just have a different life. It just happened and now we’re here, tomorrow we may be there. Definitely more flexible. We’re still blessed to be on a journey together, wherever it takes us. If he’s there, I’ll be at his side.

  2. Avatar of Trish

    I agree 100% with Pegi (@worriedwife). “You just do.” That’s exactly right.

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