In her scientifically-reviewed blog post on PsychCentral®, licensed New England psychologist and marriage and family counsellor Marie Hartwell-Walker provides incisive, practical advice to both sides in a caregiving relationship.
“Not every caregiver or ‘helper’ feels she has a choice about taking in that parent or relative,” writes Hartwell-Walker. “By the same token, not every elder feels she has a choice about where she will spend her last years.”
Although the article focuses on the tricky dynamics of adult children caring for aging parents, much of her advice translates to other caregiving relationships. It’s only a four-minute read, but it still manages to deliver several important lessons that can be immediately applied to real-life situations.Click here to read the article.
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