Monday, May 22, 2017

My Vexing/Gratifying 7 Years of Caregiving | HuffPost

"As a clinical psychologist specializing in helping families struggling with illness, I thought I had some idea of what I was getting into. But, looking back, I did only partially. Real-life caregiving for my mom was much more personal and perturbing, complex and challenging, gratifying and vexing than my clinical work or academic reading could have prepared me for. Like all family caregivers, I suffered growing pains but learned a great deal." This piece is filled with important insights.  One I especially appreciate is: "Anger is an unfortunate way to avoid sadness."

My Vexing/Gratifying 7 Years of Caregiving | HuffPost

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