Solo caregiving for a spouse takes a toll on both parties. What starts out as act of compassion and loyalty can deteriorate into a role that exceeds the best efforts of one person. Unfortunately, the stress of day to day caregiving distorts a spouse’s perception about how far out of control the situation has drifted. Reframing the situation from a new vantage point can help with reassessing the complexity, burden, and support options. This is why we created the Spousal Care Mind Map.
Some childhoods turn out poorly leaving a trail of emotional scars and dysfunctional behaviors. Survivors are left to make the best of it. While dreaming of a Hollywood moment, none of them expect an abusive or absent parent to ever apologize for his or her actions. But some dreams defy the odds and an apology is delivered. Now what?