In Six Words, How Do You Describe Caregiving Stress?

stress-111425_640Last night’s #carechat on Twitter focused on stress–what makes the caregiving experience so stressful, how unprepared you can be to manage that level of stress and how to cope with it.

Last night’s chat inspired today’s six-word story request. I’d love to know, in six words, how you describe your caregiving stress. Examples include:

My heart will fall out.

My palms will sweat an ocean.

In our comments section below, please tell us your six-word stories about how your caregiving stress feels.

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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.

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