- Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble. Proverbs 17:17
There are times in a caregivers day when we stop and sometimes wonder if anyone ever thinks about our needs or how we are feeling. Rarely ever do others sincerely ask a caregiver how they are feeling. When a caregiver finds a special friend who does, it can mean all the difference in the world. Caregivers need to have at least one confidant they can talk with and trust. Caregivers need to vent and express all the emotions they keep bottled up inside.
I also encourage caregivers to express to those you trust when you need an outing or a break. They may think you appear to be doing fine when all the while you are breaking down on the inside. Text or call that person and tell them you need some time to just grab some coffee or talk for a while. This can be so important to your mental health which enables you to be a greater caregiver in the end.