How do you some individuals make it through a caregiving situation in pretty good shape while others seem to just fall apart?
During one conversation, a daughter who cared for both of her parents spoke honestly about the mess she was as she cared for them. She couldn’t cope, she didn’t handle the stress. Now, a few years since her father died and a decade since her mom’s death, she still feels like she’s trying to put her life back on track.
We wondered what traits she didn’t have which would have helped to make her experience a little easier. We debated about what others have that helps them navigate a challenging and overwhelming experience without losing themselves and their lives in the process.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. What traits do you think successful family caregivers have? What characteristics do individuals who make it through caregiving mostly unscathed possess?
Please share your thoughts in our comments section, below.
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