Please Stop Minimizing My Experience

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Please Stop Minimizing My Experience

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Alinari's Meeting Between Dante and Beatrice i... Alinari's Meeting Between Dante and Beatrice in Purgatory. Through the Catholic doctrine of indulgence, believers can minimize their time spent in purgatory) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


How many caregivers hear the 'outside world' say we have it easy? How many of us hear from the people we pay for help that 'you should': Get a job (I have one, thank you ); not lose your temper (you're not here 24/7 and I'm human, thank you); your dad is a wonderful man (okay, yes, and he yells when he's drunk, thank you); come when your Mom calls you (I do, thank you, now please let me rest); not be stressed you have so much to be thankful for (um, both of them have dementia and I'm their daughter, thank you); not be depressed (that's something I can't control, thank you).

And the list goes on. So I say to the health care workers, please stop minimizing me (us).

Does this resonate with anyone?

Always,

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