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Denise

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Denise
orchid-184312_640During caregiving, you can feel like you make one unpopular decision after another.

Your caree hates each decision. Your family members question each decision you tell them about. Your friends wonder why you just don't make the decision that would be easiest on you.

If you were up for an election, you'd lose in the popular vote.

Except that you know, deep down, that caregiving is not a popularity contest. You learned long ago that making decisions in hopes that you'll make others happy usually leads to the wrong decisions. You have to make the tough decisions, the ones no one likes, because they often are the decisions that ensure safety, protect the wishes, keep the budget under control and help you hang on for the long haul.

Perhaps you're not very popular. But, popularity isn't your goal. And, that's why you are the one strong enough, tenacious enough and wise enough to do what you do.

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