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August 12, 2022
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How to maintain a healthy and robust marriage while caregiving

Today, nearly 65 million Americans have at least 20 hours of treatment a week for a chronically ill, disabled, or elderly parent. Almost 40% of these caregivers have either their elderly parents or children living with them. And for married or wife caregivers, nurturing a healthy relationship may always take a back seat to meet the needs of an elderly loved one. However, caregiver partners must make time to check in, remain linked, and maintain a good relationship.

Take these constructive measures to prevent confrontation while keeping tension to a minimum:

Communicate:

Don't just expect your partner to understand what you think or read between the lines. It's important to share what makes you stress. Partners and partners of caregivers can have their resentment at feeling neglected. And if you're going to have to arrange a time to meet, make it a priority.

 

 

Spend Time Together:

Nothing is more critical than the security of your marriage or relationship. Resurrect the date of Friday night, even though it means a film and a film. Meet for a fast lunch date to catch up or do errands together, if that's all you can do in a given week. But make sure you build openings on your own whenever  you can.

Be Realistic:

 

Although it's comfortable to use your partner as a soundboard, there are moments when they can't wholly participate in your struggles. Try to suppress the debilitating temptation to blame or to feel resentful. Instead, try entering an online forum or support network to back up and deal with people's solutions in similar circumstances.

Practice self-care, please:

 

It's hard to take care of other people and nurture relationships if you don't take care of yourself. Make time to be alone and do things that make you feel refreshed and refreshed. Take daily workout time throughout the week, read a book, take a massage, or even relax in the water.

 

 

 

 

 

Make every Moments Matter:

 

 

Often, basic gestures mean the most and require the least amount of time and preparation. Try to do something small every day to let your partner know that you're thinking about them and that you love them. Cook their favorite meal, bring home their favorite cake, deliver a chore that they don't like, or shower with compliments.

 

 

Listen more:

 

When you're having a discussion, make sure you're listening to what your partner says, and be sure to confirm your feelings. Although you may find yourself trying to address whatever they may be dealing with, sometimes hearing what they have to say and being empathetic is more effective.

Ask for some support:

 

 

If the demands of caregiving become unsustainable, look at the options now that you could transform quickly if you wanted – home health help companies, senior centers, assisted living. Or you could have siblings or friends living nearby that might take over for you, either temporarily or permanently. Talk to them now, when you have time to lay down your obligations and goals, so that you have someone ready to call.

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