So, we share our day as others ask. We talk about what’s going on and may even show our vulnerability–expressing our fears and worries.
And, then something will happen during the conversation or interaction that makes us think: “Ah! They just don’t get what I’m going through.”
It could be what’s said. It could be what’s not said. It could be a facial expression or body language. In some way, you receive the signal that your audience (a family member, a friend, a health care professional) just doesn’t get what your caregiving day–and life–is like.
I’d love to know what that is for you. How do you know when someone doesn’t get what caregiving is like? Please share your experiences in our comments section, below.
- ARGH!!! to “Family Caregivers Don’t Self-Identify” (caregiving.com)
- When You Look Back, What Will Make You Proud? (caregiving.com)
- In Ten Words, How Would You Describe Your Life Path? (caregiving.com)
- In Six Words, How Do You Describe Caregiving Stress? (caregiving.com)
- Resources to Help Working Family Caregivers and Employers (caregiving.com)
- AARP: Workplace Policy Solutions Needed for Working Family Caregivers (caregiving.com)