A Caregiving Comfort: Celebrate

Denise

A Caregiving Comfort: Celebrate

Denise
You do the work. You can keep all the plates spinning. You do the late-night resolving and the early-morning chores.

It's all on you and, amazingly enough, you manage it all.

Then comes that out-of-town visitor, who calls but does not do, who suggests but does not understand. The out-of-town visitor, though, receives the favors. The out-of-town visitor walks the red carpet, enjoys the personalized dinner, gets the accolades and adoration.

You stand, in the shadows, weary from the work, while the out-of-town visitor glows in the spotlight.

Why, you wonder, would you join these celebrations for the out-of-town visitor who evades the hardness of a caregiving life?

Choose to skip these shallow celebrations with simple words like, "While you guys enjoy each other's company, I'm meeting a friend for lunch."

Use these celebrations to your advantage. You can leave them to their fun and enter into your own of your own making. The out-of-town visitor's entrance is your exit.

While you can, celebrate your opportunity to exit.

 

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