Are you a caregiver working 24/7 to care for a loved one, busy with task after task?  Did you ever consider that the quality of your relationship with your loved one — NOT all the work you do — will affect your grieving process when your loved one dies?  Research shows that persons who grieve more successfully after losing a loved one are those whose relationships were close during their lifetime.  Doing physical tasks, housekeeping, laundry etc. certainly support a loved one but do nothing to support a close intimate relationship. Many times it’s the tasks that promote avoidance of relationships.   Hire paid caregivers to do the work so you can work on a better quality relationship with your loved one before it’s too late and all you have left is regret over what might have been.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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